Fort Worth Teen Dies After Accident That Shut Down Major Highway [VIDEO]

One woman was killed and another injured after crashing their car and then being struck by a van in Fort Worth early Monday morning, according to authorities.

Texas Department of Public Safety Officials say two semi-trucks and four cars were involved in the wreck.

Cassandra Contreras, 17, was pronounced dead about 8:45 p.m. at John Peter Smith Hospital.
The Tarrant County medical examiner has not ruled on her cause of death.

Cassandra was in one of three vehicles involved in a crash on the I-30 service road near Center Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday. A relative posted on Facebook that Cassandra and other family members had been headed home after visiting Six Flags Over Texas.

Arlington police said a Chevrolet Suburban was entering the westbound lanes of the highway when it swerved to the right to avoid a vehicle that had slowed in front of it.

The Suburban had to swerve back because of traffic to the right and struck the vehicle that had slowed. It then started to spin and hit the pickup Cassandra was riding in.

Authorities, who are still investigating, have not released any details about other injuries.

Adrienne DeJesus Hammons, a nurse at Medical City Arlington Hospital, wrote on Facebook that she stopped after witnessing the accident and worked to revive Cassandra.

“I pulled her out no pulse not breathing blood pouring from her nose and mouth,” Hammons wrote, saying that the girl regained a pulse after “what seemed like an eternity of CPR.”

Traffic was being routed off the highway at FM 3549 according to reports.

A Texas Department of Transportation camera on the west side of Lake Ray Hubbard shows traffic backup across the Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge.

The Texas DPS was assisting Fate DPS in the investigation.

Sources: dallasnews.com cbslocal.com

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