2 Killed, 2 Hurt in Fiery Dallas Crash

Car ran off road, hit fence, utility pole

By Ben Russell
|  Friday, Oct 5, 2012  |  Updated 12:18 PM CDT
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Two people were killed and two more were seriously injured in an overnight car crash in Dallas.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

Two people were killed and two more were seriously injured in an overnight car crash in Dallas.

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Car Rams Fence, Bursts Into Flames

A sports car full of people slammed into a fence and a utility pole Thursday night on the service road of U.S. Highway 75 between Hall and Lemmon in Dallas.
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Two people were killed and two more were seriously hurt in an overnight car crash in Dallas.

The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. Friday along the northbound access road of U.S. Highway 75 Central Expressway, between Hall Street and Lemmon Avenue.

According to Dallas police, the single vehicle involved ran off of the road, slammed through an iron fence and hit a utility pole, causing the car to burst into flames.

Firefighters arrived to find the car fully engulfed in flames, according to authorities on the scene.  Once they put the fire out, paramedics found two people dead inside the car.  A representative from the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office told NBC 5 the victims' bodies were so badly burned they cannot yet be identified.

According to a neighbor, people who live in an apartment building immediately beside the crash scene helped to pull two other people out of the car before the flames burned out of control.  Those two people were rushed to area hospitals, according to police.

One of the occupants is reportedly listed in critical condition.  The other victim is in serious condition, police said.

So far, no names of the people involved in this crash have been released.

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