A second Mansfield Timberview High School student has died from injuries she suffered in a weekend traffic accident in Grand Prairie that also left two classmates seriously injured, Grand Prairie police said Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Kimberly Pimentel, 17, of Grand Prairie. She died Monday night at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Carlos Marquez Jr., 15, of Arlington, a passenger in the vehicle, died Saturday night at the scene on Texas 360 in Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie police said.
The two other classmates were identified as Isaiah Rodriguez, 16, of Arlington; and Flordeluna Flores, 15, of Grand Prairie.
Flores, a front-seat passenger, was in stable condition at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Grand Prairie police said. Rodriguez, who was ejected from the vehicle, was in critical condition Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
A student-led memorial service for Marquez was held Tuesday in the Timberview High School Commons Area.
Updates are being posted via the district's Web site.
The accident occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6400 block of south Texas 360 near New York Avenue in Grand Prairie.
Pimentel was driving a 2003 Lexus RX300 at high speed when she lost control as she was passing a slower vehicle, police said in a news release.
The Lexus spun into the center median and hit a tree, authorities said.
Authorities said they do not believe alcohol was factor in the crash.
The deaths of the two students came as Timberview High students and faculty were still mourning the death of coach Cody McCarty.
He died Oct. 16 of what apparently was a heart attack, a Mansfield school district spokesman has said. A ruling on his death is pending, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's website.
He had been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Wolves since 2009 and was also an assistant baseball coach and taught physical education.
McCarty played tight end for Texas Christian University from 2000 to 2004, following in the footsteps of his father, Mickey McCarty, who played baseball and football for TCU in the 1960s.