Teen Killed and 4 Injured in Tragic Accident in Texarkana
The Texarkana Texas Police Department continues to investigate a three vehicle crash that claimed the life of a local teen.
According to authorities, 17 year old Virginia Comer, of Nash, died in the accident. Officers were dispatched to the crash just after 5PM Wednesday on Interstate 369/Jarvis Parkway, just north of Westlawn Drive.
Police say 30 year old Jacob Baker, of Ashdown, Arkansas, was southbound on Interstate 369 in a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Police say his vehicle hydroplaned on the wet roadway before crossing the median and striking head on with a northbound 2011 Hyundai Sonata, driven 47 year old Russell Comer, of Nash.The force of the collision caused the Hyundai to spin around and hit another northbound vehicle, a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 29 year old Symone Tucker, of Texarkana, Texas.
Viirginia Comer was a passenger in the back seat of the Sonata and died at the scene. Her parents, were transported to Christus St. Michael with serious injuries. Both Baker and Tucker suffered non-life threatening injuries and were also transported to Christus St. Michael.
Authorities say that all occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash
The crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this point.