16-Year-Old Girl Dead, 5 Teenagers Injured in Waxahachie Crash

The Honda Accord went off the side of the roadway, struck a culvert and came to a stop

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A 16-year-old girl was killed and five people were seriously injured in a crash Saturday afternoon that involved Waxahachie ISD students, officials say.

The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. when the driver of a 2007 Honda Accord failed to negotiate a curve to the right in the 100 block of Shoreside Trail, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Honda went off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert and came to a stop, the DPS said.

The driver, whose identity has not been released, died at the crash scene. The DPS said she was from Waxahachie.

The five other passengers were seriously injured and were taken to hospitals in the Dallas and Waxahachie areas, the DPS said. They were identified as a 16-year-old girl, 17-year-old girl, 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy, all from Waxahachie, and a 17-year-old boy from Garland.

Officials have not released the names of the people who had been in the car, but Waxahachie ISD said "multiple" students were involved.

"It is with great sadness that we have learned multiple Waxahachie ISD students were involved in a car accident this afternoon," the district said in a statement. "While we are unable to share any information about the accident at this time, we ask that you please join the entire Waxahachie ISD family in praying for the young people involved in the accident, as well as their families, friends, and teachers."

Counselors will be available for students and staff, the district said.

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