Crash leaves Central Texas boy, 13, dead, 2 other teens injured
A 13-year-old Texas boy died in a one-vehicle crash that left two other teenagers injured.
Troopers say distracted driving was a factor in a deadly crash Monday afternoon on Highway 21 in Brazos County that claimed the life of a 13-year-old.
It happened close to Democrat Road near the town of Kurten.
A spokesman for the DPS says it was a single-vehicle wreck involving a pickup truck with four people inside.
Investigators have determined the 18-year-old driver of the truck was using a cellphone when the vehicle veered off the road and rolled over.
Killed at the scene was Jorge Mulato, 13, of Bryan.
An 18-year-old passenger was seriously injured and a 19-year-old passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The driver is also listed in stable condition, according to the DPS.
The crash remains under investigation.