3 killed in fiery collision on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH -- 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 were a 15-year-old boy, an elderly man and a middle-aged woman who were all in the back seat. Authorities did not release their names pending notification of relatives.

The driver and a passenger in the minivan 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 northbound on Jacksboro 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.

The female driver and a female front-seat passenger escaped the burning vehicle, police said. MedStar reported that the survivors from both vehicles were checked at the scene, and no one was taken to a hospital.

"Officers are in the process of reconstructing the crash to determine what happened," Criado said. Investigators have no reason to believe alcohol was a factor, he said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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