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Teen flips truck speeding alongside other teen

By KBell
April 9, 2011 at 10 p.m.
Updated April 8, 2011 at 11:09 p.m.

Three 16-year-olds escaped uninjured after the truck in which they were traveling flipped at least two times in the 5200 block of Salem Road about 7 p.m. Saturday. The truck was speeding alongside another truck when the driver lost control.

Two trucks were speeding side-by-side down a straight stretch of Salem Road when one lost control and flipped at least two times about 7 p.m. Saturday.

No one was injured in the crash.

A 16-year-old Victoria girl was driving a Chevrolet Silverado southbound alongside a GMC pickup that had two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old in the 5200 block of Salem Road. The two were traveling at high speeds, when the driver of the Chevrolet veered off the left side of the road, said Trooper Joe Schuler, with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The driver over-corrected and skidded into a ditch on the right side of the road, which caused the truck to flip, Schuler said. The GMC truck had passed the other pickup and avoided the collision, he said.

The truck crashed through two fences and most likely struck a fence pole before coming to a rest upright.

The driver and two 16-year-old passengers were wearing seat belts and were uninjured, Schuler said.

Schuler said he had not issued citations Saturday night but plans on issuing them after completing the investigation.

Traveling at an unsafe speed would most likely be one of the citations, he said.

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