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Three Teenagers Killed on Their Way Home from Spring Break

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A motor vehicle accident in Houston left three teenagers dead.

Details about the Fatal Accident

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that three teenagers from Houston were killed and another was critically injured in a traffic accident in South Texas while driving home from spring break, according to investigators.

The Texas Department of Public Safety further revealed that the accident happened on Sunday afternoon on Highway 77 around the Corpus Christi area when the car carrying the teenagers collided with an 18-wheeler.

Sergeant Nathan Bradley, of the Texas DPS, stated on Monday that 17-year-old Jade Robinson, and her 19-year-old sister, Brianna Robinson, were both killed at the scene of the accident. 18-year-old Brittanie Johnson late died at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident, 18-year-old Shelby Coleman, was sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The DPS further indicated that Coleman lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck was not injured.

No other information is immediately available at this time.

Important Information about Teenage Drivers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that there are thousands of wrongful deaths of teenagers every year in the United States:

  • 2,163 teenagers in the United States ages 16-19 were killed and another 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • The risk factor of motor vehicle accidents in the higher among 6-19 year olds that it is for any other age group.
  • Teenage drivers are about three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident that drivers aged 20 and over.


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