Memorials for victims of fiery Dallas wreck

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by WENDY CORONA

WFAA

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 6 at 9:08 PM

CARROLLTON — We are learning more about the two people who died in a fiery crash early Friday morning along North Central Expressway near Lemmon Avenue.

Two people survived the impact, but driver Joshua Armstead and passenger Trey Pupenbroke did not escape.

As two grieving families work through the pain, a community is coming together to help them heal.

A vigil for Pupenbroke was taking place Saturday evening at Bent Tree Bible Church in Carrollton. He was a 2011 graduate of Creekview High School in Carrollton.

Dallas police said Pupenbroke was riding in the 2011 Dodge Stratus sedan that was being driven by Armstead. Investigators said Armstead was speeding and lost control of the car.

The car smashed into a wrought iron fence and then crashed into a utility pole before it burst into flames, trapping Armstead and Pupenbroke in the car.

Earlier, Armstead's family held a memorial at their home. He leaves behind four children — three girls and a boy — ranging in age from 2 to 7.

"That wasn't just my brother; Trey was my friend as well, "said Edrea Peel, Armstead's sister. "All of them were friends. I went to elementary through high school with Trey; graduated with him. I'm not just saying it's because of my brother; it hurt me for Trey, too."

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