Fort Worth, TX Pickup Truck Crash, Jan 2000
CRASH KILLS 5 TEENS.
Fort Worth, Texas - Five teen-age boys in the cab of a pickup truck died when the driver lost control trying to merge onto a busy interstate yesterday and hit another truck head-on. The crash happened on Interstate 30 on the west side of Fort Worth, said police Lt. Ric Clark.
"It crossed the median and then started flipping in the air, side over side," Clark said.
"Both vehicles were completely totaled. It was massive damage."
Identities were withheld pending notification of kin.
Arizona Daily Star Tucson 2000-01-03
Listing of the Casualties.
The young men were known as members of the "Irish Travelers"
JAMES "JIM MC" McDONALD, 13.
JOHN "JOHNNY BOY" McDONALD, 13.
MARTIN "LITTLE MART" McDONALD, 12.
EDWARD "LITTLE ED" JENNINGS, 14.
HARRY "HANKSTER" GORMAN, 13.
(Transcribers Note: The ages listed are unconfirmed.)
FIVE DIE AS TRUCK FLIPS ON INTERSTATE.
Fort Worth, Texas - Five young men were killed when their truck went out of control in heavy traffic and landed on top of another pickup after flipping over a highway median.
The driver of the second pickup remained in serious condition Monday.
The crash occurred about 1 p.m. Sunday as the truck was merging onto Interstate 30 on the west side of Fort Worth, said Fort Worth Police Department Lt. Ric Clark.
Witnesses told authorities the truck had been speeding.
"It crossed the median and then started flipping in the air, side over side," Clark said. "It crashed into a green Chevy truck going east on I-30 in the right-hand lane. Both vehicles were completely totaled. It was massive damage."
All five were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, EDWARD JENNINGS, 18, was thrown between 70 and 80 feet from the vehicle.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the other four victims as HANK GORMAN, 20; JOHN McDONALD, 16; JAMES McDONALD, 15; and MARTIN McDONALD, whose age is unknown.
Oshkosh Northwestern Wisconsin 2000-01-04