Two teens were killed early Thursday and two others were seriously injured when a pickup in which they were riding left the road, smashed into a home near Springtown and burst into flames, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said.
An 18-year-old who authorities believe was the driver and a 14-year-old girl died at the scene. A 15-year-old boy was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and a 13-year-old girl was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
The deceased were identified as Joshua James Brown, 18, of Weatherford, and Alex Christian, 14, of Aledo, according to a Department of Public Safety communications officer.
Madelyne Mitchell, 13, of Weatherford, is at John Peter Smith with burns, and is in stable condition. Halston McCue, 15, of Weatherford, is at Parkland with burns, and is also in stable condition.
The wreck occurred about 12:05 a.m. Thursday at Midway Road and Hyde Away Lane in rural northeast Parker County.
The Dodge pickup was eastbound on Midway Road at high speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle, said DPS trooper Lonny Haschel.
The pickup veered off the road, hit several concrete posts, struck a post with community mailboxes on it, went over Hyde Away Lane and smashed into a home.
Three people were in the home at the time of the wreck, but they escaped injury.
The home was destroyed by the fire, authorities said.