5 North Texas Teens Involved in Deadly Georgetown Crash

Five teens from North Texas were involved in a deadly crash in Central Texas Wednesday morning, according to Georgetown police.

The crash happened in Georgetown on the southbound side of State Highway 130, just south of State Highway 29.

Georgetown police said the 2006 Mazda was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver tried to make an evasive move to change lanes and pass a slower-moving vehicle. The driver of the slower-moving vehicle saw the Mazda approaching and tried to move out of the left lane of traffic.

Police said, due to the high rate of speed and the "faulty evasive movement," the driver of the Mazda lost control. The car left SH 130 to the right of the highway, entered the grass median, flipped several times across the southbound frontage road and came to rest upside down in a creek bed.

Three of the teens, not wearing seat belts, were ejected from the car. Jairo Garcia, 18, from Garland, died at the scene. A 16-year-old male from Garland underwent emergency surgery and is currently in ICU. Andrew Trevino, 17, from the Dallas area, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other two remained trapped inside the overturned car and were rescued by the Georgetown Fire Department. The driver, Dezirae Fregosa, 17, from Kaufman, and a 16-year-old female from Quinlan, were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Officials could not confirm if the teens were related.

Editor's Note: Georgetown Police originally said all of the teens were from Garland.

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