A high-speed crash Friday night on Interstate 20 in Dallas’ Rylie area left two people dead and two more hospitalized, a Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman said Saturday.
Sheriff’s spokesman 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. Reyna said wasn’t sure whether the attenuator had been deployed properly at the time.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived shortly after to find the Pacifica, which was headed west on the 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 vehicle’s two back-seat passengers, a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman who Dallas Fire Rescue took to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Their conditions were not known.
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.
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