High schooler killed in Irving rollover crash; alcohol and drugs a factor

The Irving Police Department is investigating a rollover crash that claimed the life of a Jack E. Singley Academy student.

Officials say a vehicle was traveling northbound in the 3900 block of N. Story Rd. at a high rate of speed when the high school aged driver lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons.

The vehicle struck the inside curb and went into a skid across all three lanes of traffic where it struck the outside curb. It continued onto the grass shoulder where it collided with a small tree, causing it to roll over at least one time. The vehicle came to rest halfway on the shoulder and halfway in the roadway.

The front seat passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries. 

The driver and other occupants, also believed to be high schoolers, fled the scene on foot, but all were located short distances away.

Unconfirmed reports indicate the crash occurred during the student walk-out protest of gun violence.

Alcohol and drugs are a factor. Charges are pending.

Below is a statement released by school officials:

“Our thoughts are with the family of the Singley Academy student who passed away Wednesday, April 5 in a tragic car accident. This is a tragic loss for the entire Singley Academy and Irving ISD community.

Limited details will be made public as the district wishes to respect the privacy of the family. The death of a student, however, has a ripple effect on the school community. Therefore, additional counselors are available to provide support to students and staff affected by this loss.

Our school and the entire Irving ISD grieves the loss of this young life, and we extend heartfelt condolences to the family at this difficult time.”