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Two Fort Worth high school graduates die in car crash; 3 others injured

Two Fort Worth 2019 high school graduates died in a car crash early Sunday morning, and three others were injured.

Yosmeri Mendez, 18, and Dianaluisa Lopez, 18, were identified as the two women who died in the crash, according to Tarrant County medical examiner records. They and the other three people in the car graduated in June from Trimble Tech High School, a Fort Worth ISD spokesman confirmed.

On Sunday at about 2:35 a.m., officers went to a major wreck where a car with five people inside had crashed at the intersection of South Riverside Drive and Glen Eden Drive.

Mendez and Lopez were pronounced dead at the scene. The three other people in the car were taken to a local hospital, Fort Worth Officer Bradley Perez said.

Witnesses said another car crashed into the teenagers’ car as they were driving through the intersection, Star-Telegram media partner WFAA reported.

The condition of those injured in the accident was not available.

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