DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The bodies of two brothers were recovered from a vehicle that was found in a creek near Denton Wednesday morning, authorities say.
The driver of the 2002 Volkswagen has been identified as Diego Rivera, 17, of Denton. The passenger was his brother Daniel Rivera, 14.
Diego attended Denton Guyer High School and played on the soccer team.
Authorities say the vehicle was found in the water near Hickory Creek Road and FM 1830 just outside Denton.
The brothers had been reported missing since Tuesday evening, according to authorities.
Officials with the Denton Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety are on the scene investigating the incident.
The view from Chopper 11 showed the vehicle overturned and submerged in the creek. Equipment such as what appears to be a ladder could be seen leading towards the vehicle from dry land in order for authorities to get to it.
Fire officials told CBS 11 there have been several deaths over the years in the area of Hickory Creek Road and FM 1830 due to a sharp curve on the road. Officials believe the curve, a steep drop off the curve and a lack of lights and guardrails make for a dangerous combination for drivers in the area.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family of the victims.