1 Dead, 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Home

Wet roads may be to blame, but neighbors say the road is dangerous when its dry

By Julie Tam
|  Sunday, Nov 27, 2011  |  Updated 1:17 PM CDT
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One person is dead and four were injured when a car slammed into a home on Loving Avenue in Fort Worth.

Julie Tam, NBC 5 News

One person is dead and four were injured when a car slammed into a home on Loving Avenue in Fort Worth.

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Police say the wet road may have caused the driver to lose control of the car and crash into a home at the bottom of a steep hill.

One person died and four others were injured in the crash in the 3000 block of Loving Avenue in Fort Worth at about 1:00 a.m.

The Tarrant County medical examiner's office says that 17-year-old Christian Hernandez was pronounced dead at 1:34 a.m. Saturday at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Police say Hernandez was riding in the back left passenger seat of a Chevrolet Cobalt when it clipped a minivan, hit a retaining wall, rolled onto its right side, hit a parked truck and slammed into the garage which was converted into an extra bedroom.

The three others in the car were not seriously injured.

A woman sleeping in the converted garage was taken to the hospital, she was treated for minor injuries and released.

Neighbors say the road is dangerous even when it is dry because drivers go too fast down the hill. They say the only sign warning drivers to slow down was covered by leaves.

"We need the city to come over here and see if they can put some signs or bumps where people can start driving slowly because sometimes we have kids here playing," said neighbor Perla Reyes.

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