3 People Die In Fiery Crash Where Speed Was A Factor
A total loss of control: That is what many survivors of rollover crashes report feeling right after such an accident. Rollover crashes are incredibly dangerous and often end in severe injuries or fatalities. NBCDFW in Dallas 5 reports that such a rollover crash on I-30 happened in the early morning of Wednesday, April 18th. The accident happened in the eastbound lanes between Dolphin Road and Eastbound Road and resulted in the deaths of three people.
A spokesperson from the Dallas Police Department said in a statement that the accident happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. as a passenger vehicle was traveling at what investigators say was an unsafe speed.
The driver of the vehicle struck a center median and then rear-ended a semi-tractor trailer rig. The force of the crash caused the passenger vehicle to burst into flames. The vehicle then crashed into another 18 wheeler before striking a barricade on the divided highway. Three people were trapped inside the burning vehicle.
The victims in the crash have been identified as Ignacio Garcia. 36, Brian Amaya, 22, and Maria Saavedra, 21; all were declared dead at the scene. The drivers of the semi-trucks suffered only minor injuries from the accident.
While speed likely did play a role in the crash, an investigation is still being conducted to determine if impairment or other factors were also involved.