Three people were killed as a result of a car crash early Monday morning in the 3200 block of Hedgcoxe Road.
The victims of the crash were identified as Yuxuan Wang, 18, Yuchen, Jin, 16, and Jin Chen, 18. All three teenagers were from Plano.
According to the Plano Police Department, the car was believed to be traveling down Hedgcoxe when it crashed into a tree. After striking the tree in a median, the car split in half and one side caught fire. According to police, speed is believed to be a factor.
The three victims died at the scene. Plano Fire-Rescue responded to the accident and extinguished the flames.
According to Plano ISD, all of the people killed in the accident attended Plano Senior High and Plano West Senior High. Two were still in school and one was a former student.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the students’ families and to our students and staff members affected by this tragedy. Additional counselors and other administrative staff will be onsite at the campuses and will make themselves available for as long as they are needed to support students and staff during this difficult time,” a Plano ISD statement reads.
Monday’s crash remains under investigation. Check planostar.com for updates.