HOUSTON – Four of five teenagers crammed into the cab of a pickup truck died after the 16-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle on a freeway and slammed into a concrete wall early Friday, according to authorities.
The only survivor was the driver, a male, who suffered broken bones, Houston police said. Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, and the fourth died later at an area hospital, police said in a statement.
The identities of the victims were being withheld pending verification from the Harris County Medical Examiner's office, police said.
The 1999 Ford F150 was heading westbound on U.S. 290 in northwest Houston when it spun out of control at 3:25 a.m., police said. The driver reportedly was attempting to enter U.S. 290 from Loop 610 when he lost control.
There were no signs of intoxication, police said.
The Harris County district attorney's office will review the incident for possible criminal charges, police said.