3 killed in wreck on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth

Posted Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013  Print Reprints

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Three of five people headed to a church event were killed Sunday afternoon on Jacksboro Highway when the vehicle they were in collided with a minivan and then exploded, police said.

The driver of the vehicle - which was destroyed - and a front seat passenger escaped the fiery crash.

Killed in the wreck was a 15-year-old boy, an elderly man and a middle-aged woman who were all back seat passengers. Police did not release their names pending notification of relatives.

The driver and a passenger in the minvan were not seriously injured, police said.

Police responded to the wreck shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday at Jacksboro Highway and Hanger Cutoff Road near the Fort Worth Nature Center in far northwest Fort Worth.

The vehicle with five people inside was traveling northbound on the highway when it collided with the minivan, which was headed west on Hanger Cutoff Road, police Lt. Pedro Criado said Sunday.

On impact, the vehicle exploded and caught fire, police said. The make and model were unrecognizable afterward.

"Officers are in the process of reconstucting the crash to determine what happened," Criado said.

Investigators have no reason to believe alcohol was a factor, he said.

Police said the five people in the destroyed vehicle were headed to a nearby church event at the time.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

Jacksboro Highway and Hanger Cutoff Road, Fort Worth, TX
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