Three Texas friends, all 18, die in crash after teen driver slams into the back of a van

სამი Texas teenagers have died in a horror crash after one of the friends rear-ended a van.

Caringtin Mosley, 18, of Batson, was driving her 2013 Chrysler 200 along a farm-to-market road 787, near Saratoga, with three of her friends on Sunday evening, when she slammed into the back of the van.

Mosley was killed, along with two of her passengers; Alix Neel, 18, of Batson and ​Garrett Saulters, 18, of Votaw. Her third passenger, 17-year-old Jaron Benavides of Kountze, was helicoptered to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

Caringtin Mosley, 18, (pictured)  of Batson, was driving her 2013 Chrysler 200 along a farm-to-market road 787, near Saratoga, with three of her friends on Sunday evening, when she slammed into the back of the van

Caringtin Mosley, 18, (pictured)  of Batson, was driving her 2013 Chrysler 200 along a farm-to-market road 787, near Saratoga, with three of her friends on Sunday evening, when she slammed into the back of the van

Caringtin Mosley, 18, (pictured) of Batson, was driving her 2013 Chrysler 200 along a farm-to-market road 787, near Saratoga, with three of her friends on Sunday evening, when she slammed into the back of the van

Mosley was killed, along with two of her passengers; Alix Neel, 18, (left) of Batson and ​Garrett Saulters, 18, of Votaw (right)

Texas Department of Public Safety states that a 2015 Nissan Rogue had been traveling westbound along the FM 787, followed by the 2003 Chrysler van, when it stopped to make a left turn into Hunter Road, 12 News New ანგარიშები.

As both the Nissan and the Chrysler van stopped, Mosley’s car crashed into the back of it so hard that it pushed the van into the Nissan in front, and sent the Chrysler car spinning out into oncoming traffic – where it was then hit by a 2003 Ford.

The elderly drivers of both the Chrysler van; Kenneth Mathews, 71, of Beaumont, and the Ford; Arthur McMahon, 75, of Thicket, were taken to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

The Nissan driver, 74-year-old Margaret McAdams of Saratoga, was not injured.

Investigators are now working to determine the exact cause of the multi vehicle crash.

A 2015 Nissan Rogue had been traveling westbound along the FM 787, followed by the 2003 Chrysler van, when it stopped to make a left turn into Hunter Road and Mosley's car crashed into the back (police at the scene of the crash)

A 2015 Nissan Rogue had been traveling westbound along the FM 787, followed by the 2003 Chrysler van, when it stopped to make a left turn into Hunter Road and Mosley's car crashed into the back (police at the scene of the crash)

A 2015 Nissan Rogue had been traveling westbound along the FM 787, followed by the 2003 Chrysler van, when it stopped to make a left turn into Hunter Road and Mosley’s car crashed into the back (police at the scene of the crash)

Mosley's car crashed into the back of it so hard that it pushed the van into the Nissan in front, and sent the Chrysler car spinning out into oncoming traffic - where it was then hit by a 2003 Ford

Mosley's car crashed into the back of it so hard that it pushed the van into the Nissan in front, and sent the Chrysler car spinning out into oncoming traffic - where it was then hit by a 2003 Ford

Mosley’s car crashed into the back of it so hard that it pushed the van into the Nissan in front, and sent the Chrysler car spinning out into oncoming traffic – where it was then hit by a 2003 Ford

A funeral for Saulters will be held Friday, September 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas, with visitation beginning Thursday.

He is survived by his son, Greyson Cole Saulters, parents, Gerald Heith Saulters and step-mother, Angela Saulters, mother Michelle Lynn Madison and step-father, Tad Price of Schulenburg; sister, Kayla Diane Turner, brother, Jamie Heith Saulters of Saratoga and other brother, Wyatt Williams of Schulenburg.

His grandmother, Carylon Cessna Willis, has also set up a GoFundMe to pay for his funeral costs.

‘I love you Garrett Saulters!!!!!! you were full of life. You had the biggest heart, and that s**t eating grin would light up the whole room. I will miss you!!!!’ his friend Ashton Hogan wrote in tribute.

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Other tributes have come pouring in to the teens, who graduated from Hardin-Jefferson high school earlier this year.

Hunter Denton, who appears to have been dating Mosley, described Sunday as the ‘worst f**king day of my life’.

A funeral for Saulters will be held Friday, September 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas, with visitation beginning Thursday

A funeral for Saulters will be held Friday, September 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas, with visitation beginning Thursday

A funeral for Saulters will be held Friday, September 14, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas, with visitation beginning Thursday

Other tributes have come pouring in to the teens, who graduated from Hardin-Jefferson high school earlier this year. Hunter Denton, who appears to have been dating Mosley (left and right) described Sunday as the ‘worst f**king day of my life’

Others paid tribute to Neel, who recently graduated from Hardin Jefferson High School where she was a member of the Lady Hawk Basketball team

Others paid tribute to Neel, who recently graduated from Hardin Jefferson High School where she was a member of the Lady Hawk Basketball team

Others paid tribute to Neel, who recently graduated from Hardin Jefferson High School where she was a member of the Lady Hawk Basketball team

‘Today a beautiful blessing was taken out of my life,’ he wrote. ‘And this girl will forever have a special place in my heart.

‘Words can only describe the memories we would have shared. Now I’m gonna stay behind and live for you. I love you more than words can describe.’

Kensie Allyn added: ‘She was my sunshine on my darkest days’.

Several friends also praised her incredible singing voice and passion for life.

Others paid tribute to Neel, who recently graduated from Hardin Jefferson High School where she was a member of the Lady Hawk Basketball team.

She was deeply religious and attended Praise Church regulalry where she met several of her friends.

She is survived by her three sisters and parents.

‘Alix neel, you’re my forever friend,’ wrote Emma Cannon. ‘I watch God save you, & I watched Him use you to bring others towards Him. you were so young but you impacted so many lives with your faith. my heart is full knowing you’re resting in God‘s arms tonight. rip, I will see you again one day.’

Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District have released a statement paying tribute to the teens and offering to make counselors available for their fellow students.

‘We send our deepest condolences to our HJ and West Hardin families for the loss of the three teens tragically lost last night,’ the statement read.

‘Please keep these families in your thoughts and pray for peace as they go through the unimaginable.’

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