Updated 4:10 p.m.: Revised to include additional details about the accident.
A high-speed crash Friday night on Interstate 20 in southeast Dallas’ Rylie area left two people dead and two more hospitalized, a Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman said Saturday.
Raul Reyna said that around 9:25 p.m., a silver 2006 Chrysler Pacifica carrying four people rammed into a truck-mounted attenuator — a work-truck attachment designed to soften the impact of collisions. He said the truck “had just parked and was in the process of lowering the attenuator” when the crash occurred.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly after to find the Pacifica, which was headed west on LBJ Freeway near Haymarket Road, engulfed in flames, Reyna said.
Several people stopped to help and check for survivors, Reyna said. They were able to pull out the vehicle’s two back-seat passengers, a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman whom Dallas Fire Rescue took to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Their conditions were unknown.
Bystanders were unable to rescue the car’s driver and front-seat passenger — a man whose age is unknown and a 41-year-old woman, Reyna said. Dallas Fire Rescue pronounced both dead at the scene at 9:46 p.m.
The identification of the victims or other information about them was not provided.