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South Texas Crash Leaves 3 Houston Teens Dead

Investigators say three Houston teenagers have died and another was critically hurt in a South Texas traffic accident as they drove home from spring break.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 77 near Corpus Christi when the car went out of control and hit an 18-wheeler.

Sgt. Nathan Brandley on Monday said distracted driving by using a cellphone for GPS was a factor in the crash as the teens headed home from South Padre Island.

Brandley said 17-year-old Jade Robinson and her 19-year-old sister, Brianna Robinson, died at the scene.

Brandley said 18-year-old Brittanie Johnson died at a Corpus Christi hospital.

The car's driver, 18-year-old Shelby Coleman, was hospitalized in critical condition.

The trucker wasn't hurt.

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