HUNT COUNTY, Texas -- Three Virginia teenagers were killed and two injured in a fiery crash on Interstate 30 in Texas Friday morning. The teenagers' SUV was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver at 1:50 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Kyle Bradford said. An 18-wheeler driving behind the accident could not stop in time and slammed into both the SUV and the wrong-way driver's car. Both vehicles caught fire.
While police could not yet release the hometowns of the Virginia teenagers, they did release their names. The teenagers involved in the crash were identified by police as:
- Dale Neibaur, 19 (DECEASED)
- Holly Novak, 18 (DECEASED)
- Kyle Mathers, 19 (DECEASED)
- Hannah Galbraith, 18
- Kevin DiCicco, 19
Galbaith and DiCicco were injured in the crash and taken to the hospital, Trooper Bradford said. The wrong-way driver, identified as Kenneth G. Frazier, 78, of Royce City, Texas was killed in the crash.
The teenagers were on their way to Austin, Texas for a gaming festival, investigators said. Anyone with additional information about the teenagers can submit a news tip here.