Three Houston teens killed in car crash caused by ‘distracted driving’

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According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash that killed three Houston teenagers and injured a fourth was caused by distracted driving and use of a cell phone.

Officials say that four young women were traveling home to Houston after a trip for Spring Break when their car veered to the left. The driver over-corrected and drove into oncoming traffic, witnesses said, and the car collided with an 18-wheeler.

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The driver, according to the DPS, was using her cell phone’s GPS in order to find her way back home after the trip.

Two teenagers in the backseat, Jade Robinson, 17, and Brianna Robinson, 19, sisters, were killed in the crash.

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A third girl, 18-year-old Brittanie Johnson, was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi in critical condition but died overnight. The driver was also taken to the hospital but in stable condition. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash.

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On Monday night, Brittanie Johnson’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the crash and also released balloons in Brittanie’s honor.

“I couldn’t even believe it,” said Traci Blount, Brittanie’s mom. “I just kept being in denial thinking she’s going to call, she’s going to call, but it was real.”