According to CBSDFW, Plano police say two 16-year-old girls were killed in a fiery crash in Plano late Friday night. Another 16-year-old girl was also seriously injured in the accident.
The three teenagers were reportedly in a 2016 Porsche and traveling southbound on Mira Vista Boulevard at a high rate of speed when the vehicle struck a tree in the center median and caught fire, injuring one and killing two.
The two girls, Lilly Davis and Samantha Sacks, were pronounced dead at the scene when officers located them inside the vehicle. Another girl, 16-year-old Kendall Murray, was located on the ground near the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Recent news stated she was in the ICU at the hospital.
Lives Cut Short
The two girls who died were students at Shepton High School in Plano. The school opened Saturday to offer counselors at the campus for support for its students. “We’re all kind of in shock when I first heard it. I didn’t believe it,” said Shepton High School student Sarah Mulatu. “I didn’t think it was true. But I feel like we’re all getting tighter and are now more close knit.” Many of the other students have reported feeling much safer and calmer after speaking with school counselors.
Friends and family also gathered at the site of the deadly crash where they decorated the base of the tree with flowers of remembrance.
Auto Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Facts 2015:
- Primarily based on reportable crashes in 2015, 1 person was killed every 2 hours, 29 minutes. Additionally, 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 8 seconds and 1 reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.
- There were 581 people killed in head-on crashes in 2015.
- Of all persons killed in vehicles where restraint usage was applicable and usage was known in 2015, 40.3% were reported as not restrained when the fatal crash occurred.
- 246,335 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.
- The fatality rate on Texas roadways for 2015 was 1.43% deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is a 2.05% decrease from 2014.
- Also, Texas experienced a decrease in the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The 2015 death toll of 3,531 was a decrease of 0.14% from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
- There were 13,616 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2015 that resulted in over 17,000 people sustaining a serious injury.
- Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 54.52% of the state’s traffic fatalities. There were 1,925 deaths in rural traffic crashes.
- Ultimately, single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,255 deaths in 2015. This was 35.54% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015.
Wrongful Death Attorneys
Having to say goodbye to your loved one, especially at such a young age, is a very difficult thing to do. Auto accidents like this happen every day. It can leave your family with mounting medical bills and leave them wondering about the security of their future if you were to pass. We understand the turmoil that you and your family are in and would like to help you pick up the pieces. Contact your San Antonio Auto Accident Attorneys today.