DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A violent car crash in Dallas claimed six lives late Sunday night. The incident happened at about 9:10 p.m. near the intersection of Bonnie View Road and Highland Hills Drive, in the southeast Oak Cliff area. All six of the victims were inside of the same vehicle, a maroon 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
According to law enforcement officials, the driver lost control of that vehicle while heading southbound on Bonnie View Road. The vehicle struck a curb with a rear tire and then hit the median on the opposite side of the road, smashing into a tree on the passenger side. Emergency crews arrived quickly and asked for heavy rescue response due to people who were trapped inside of the wreckage.
Investigators said that speed was a factor in the crash, but not alcohol. The posted speed limit along this stretch of road is 40 mph.
Four of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Dallas and later died. While the names of the individuals have not yet been released, an official has confirmed that some of the victims were children.
Among the dead are a 20-year-old man who was driving, a 21-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman, a 16-year-old man and a 15-year-old man. The age of the last male victim has not been released.
Dallas Independent School District released a written statement confirming three of deceased were students at Kimball High School.
“Grief counselors will be at Kimball and both T.W. Browne Middle School and Daniel Webster Elementary School, where siblings of the victims are enrolled, to help those school communities address this loss,” read the statement.
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