DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – One person was killed and three others hurt after a car traveling at high speed slammed into a DART bus early this morning in Dallas.

The accident happened at 12:30 a.m. at the corner of 12th Street and Polk Street, just south of the Bishop Arts District.

DART said a bus on the 405 route was heading south on Polk “when it was struck by a Dodge Charger traveling west on 12th at a high rate of speed.”

Spokesman Mark Ball said the bus had a green light when it was struck on the back left side near the wheel. The force of the crash caused the bus to overturn.

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The driver and two passengers were taken to Methodist Hospital but their injuries were not considered serious.

The driver of the Charger, identified as 20-year-old Jaime Salazar, died on the scene, Ball said.

One witness said he helped kick out the bus window to free the driver and passengers.

Another witness used a fire extinguisher to try to get the driver out of the Charger. But he was unsuccessful and the driver died inside the vehicle.

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DART Police will take lead in the investigation, Ball said.