Six High School-Aged Girls Killed In A Crash With Semitruck Had Come To Rolling Stop, Witnesses Say

Six High School-Aged Girls Killed In A Crash With Semitruck Had Come To Rolling Stop, Witnesses Say

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(CNN)The car driven by six high school-aged girls who died in a crash with a semitruck on Tuesday came to a “rolling stop” at a stop sign before entering the highway, witnesses said, according to a Thursday update in an ongoing National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

The girls were riding in a small passenger vehicle when it collided with a semitruck at an intersection in the city of Tishomingo, about 122 miles south of Oklahoma City.

There is a stop sign regulating traffic at this intersection and the posted speed limit for the highway is 50 mph. Witnesses said the Chevy entered US-377 after making a “rolling stop” at the stop sign and was hit by the semitruck on the front-left, which pushed it off the roadway, according to the update.

The semitruck then veered off the road and came to stop in a private driveway off the highway. The driver of the truck was uninjured, the statement said.

The investigation is continuing and the NTSB, in coordination with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, has sent a team of four investigators and a family assistance specialist to Oklahoma to look into several issues.

They will be evaluating highway conditions, like lighting and weather conditions, as well as accident histories at the site and potential reasons behind human error. They will also examine the vehicle’s compliance with federal and state regulations.

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