LAVON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Four high school students were killed after the pickup truck they were in crashed into a work van Tuesday evening.
The crash happened on State Highway 78 in front of the Bently Farms subdivision around 5:45 p.m.
Lavon Police said in a statement that all four students, two male, two female, attended Community High School in Nevada.
Officers tell CBS 11 the pickup truck carrying the students left the roadway, crossed a center median, and plowed into the van.
Three people in that van were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Community ISD put out a statement on the deadly crash as victims went to school there.
“Tonight we were devastated to learn of a tragic car accident involving multiple students from Community ISD. We are grateful to the first responders on the scene. As they continue to investigate CISD will refrain from making any additional comment out of respect for the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families and with the entire Brave Nation as we grieve together. Counselors will be available to help support students and staff first thing in the morning.”
A few more minor accidents occurred as a result of the major crash, according to Lavon Police Chief Michael Jones.
In addition to Lavon Police and Fire Departments, DPS, Wylie Police, Wylie Fire Department, Nevada Fire Department and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene.