FORT WORTH -- A woman and two children were killed and three other youngsters were injured early Sunday on a Fort Worth service road when their car hit a cement pillar and burst into flames, according to a Fort Worth police news release.
Authorities on Monday had not identified the woman or the children who were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Monday afternoon that the investigation was continuing and that no new information was available.
Firefighters pulled one child out of the burning car. Two other children also survived the wreck, which happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of an Interstate 35W service road.
Dental records will be needed to positively identify those killed, an official at the Tarrant County medical examiner's office said Sunday.
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The woman was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla north on the service road, which has a slight curve, when the vehicle went over a curb and into grass and slammed into a cement base of an overhead sign, police said. The area is south of I-20.
The woman and three of the children were trapped in the vehicle when firefighters arrived, police said. The child rescued from the car was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A condition was unavailable.
Two other children, ages, 9 and 11, were taken to Cook Children's Medical Center. Their conditions were also unavailable Sunday.
All five children were believed to be under age 15, police said.
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