Teenager Dead, Four Injured in Grand Prairie Crash


A 17-year-old was killed and four people were injured in a single-car crash in Grand Prairie late Friday evening.

Details of the Fatal Grand Prairie Crash

The Dallas Morning News reports the crash occurred when the driver lost control of their car and collided with a guard rail on Interstate 20 near State Highway 161. All five occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital.

One passenger, Derrick Hall, 17, died from his injuries after arriving at the hospital. None of the other occupants are believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation, and the identities of the others involved were not released.

Fatal Teen Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.
  • 2,500 teens were killed in vehicle crashes in 2018.
  • 285,000 teens were hospitalized after crashes in 2018.
  • Approximately 7 teens die every day in a vehicle crash.
  • Ages 16 to 19 are at the highest risks of injury and fatalities.

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