Two teenagers were killed and several others were injured Saturday evening when a truck carrying as many as 15 passengers lost control and rolled over on a dirt road in Katy, Texas.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Seven Lakes High student Trent Weber, 17, and Cinco Ranch High student Terra Kubala, 16, were fatally injured after being thrown from a Toyota Tundra driven by an 18-year-old Seven Lakes student.
Authorities state that five teenagers were crammed into the pickup’s cab and as many as 10 others were riding in the bed of the truck when the accident occurred.
Police believe the young driver lost control of the truck on an easement near Luna Vista Drive, causing the overcrowded vehicle to flip several times. The teens were leaving a bonfire.
The driver of the pickup and four other teens were transported to area hospitals with significant injuries. Fortunately, their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
The two Katy ISD schools came together Sunday to hold a memorial service celebrating the lives of Weber and Kubala – hundreds of Katy residents were in attendence.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):