Trimble Tech Students Killed in Crash

Police say speed contributed to head on collision

By Sara Story
|  Sunday, Feb 26, 2012  |  Updated 8:33 AM CDT
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The Trimble Tech High School community lost two students in a head-on collision between a pick-up and an SUV in Fort Worth.

Sara Story, NBC 5 News

The Trimble Tech High School community lost two students in a head-on collision between a pick-up and an SUV in Fort Worth.

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The Trimble Tech High School community lost two students in a head-on collision between a pick-up and an SUV in Fort Worth.

The crash happened at Mitchell Boulevard and Glen Garden Drive Friday afternoon.  The driver of a gray pick-up, Ivan Torres, 17, died Friday. 

Passenger Jeanette Lopez, 16, died from her injuries Saturday morning.  Both were students at Fort Worth's Trimble Tech.

"God took my baby and she didn't suffer through this," said Jeanette's mother Elena.  "He took her in the blink of an eye."

Another passenger remains in very critical condition in the hospital.

The SUV was a Chevy Avalanche.  The 38-year-old female driver, 19-year-old passenger and two young girls were in that vehicle.  Police told NBC 5 their injuries are not life threatening.

"The only thing we saw was a truck coming towards us, very, very fast," said Clarivel Gonzalez who was riding in the Avalanche.

As of Saturday, the Fort Worth Police Department is still trying to determine the overall cause, but speed is believed to be a contributing factor. 

In 2010, Trimble Tech High School lost two students in car crashes.

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