High school students crash car in Grand Prairie; one dead

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Posted on October 23, 2011 at 12:28 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 24 at 2:17 PM

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GRAND PRAIRIE — One teen was killed and three others were injured late Saturday night when their speeding car went out of control and hit a tree on Highway 360 in Grand Prairie, police said.

All are students at Timberview High School in Mansfield.

Police spokesman Sgt. Eric Hansen said the 2003 Lexus RX300 was traveling northbound at around 11:30 p.m. when the driver, identified as 17-year-old Kimberly Pimental of Grand Prairie, attempted to pass a slow-moving vehicle. The Lexus spun out of control and into the median, hitting the tree.

Back seat passenger Carlos Marques Jr., 15, was pronounced dead at the scene, Hansen said.

Sixteen-year-old Isiah Rodriguez of Arlington was ejected from the back seat of the SUV. He was listed in critical but stable condition at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Front seat passenger Flordeluna Flores, 15, of Grand Prairie, was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for treatment, where she was said to be in stable condition.

Kimberly Pimental, the driver, was airlifted to Methodist and was reported to be in critical condition.

Hansen said the circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation, but added there was no evidence that alcohol was involved.

This is the second tragedy in less than a week for Timberview High School.

Just days ago, Coach Cody McCarty died unexpectedly. He was the offensive coordinator for the football team and an assistant coach for baseball.

The cause of his death has still not been released.

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