UPDATE: Names of students involved in fatal Longview wreck released

UPDATE: Names of students involved in fatal Longview wreck released
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POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 3:59pm

Could face more charges

UPDATE (3:51pm): Police have now released the names of the Longview High School students involved in the fatal crash on Wednesday.

Authorities say Jose Armando Corona, 17, of Longview, was driving north on Airline Rd. when he ran off the road, overcorrected, and hit a fence.

The truck then rolled over, ejecting three passengers.

Two of the passengers, Alex Aguirre and Cristian Ali Monreal, both 18 and from Longview, were riding in the back of the truck when they were thrown from the vehicle.

The front seat passenger, Eduardo Abarron, 17, of Longview, was also ejected from the vehicle.

Monreal was pronounced dead on the scene, while the three others were taken to a Longview Hospital.

Two were treated and released.

Corona, the driver, will be issued a ticket for "unsafe speed, over limit".

The case has been referred to the District Attorney for further review.

Monreal's body has been sent to Tyler for autopsy.


UPDATE (Thursday 11:38 pm): Two of the three teenagers injured in Wednesday's fatal wreck in Longview have been released from a local hospital.

It still unknown where the victim, Cristian Ali Monreal, 18, of Longview, was sitting in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Officials first believed Monreal had been sitting in the truck bed, but then later said that may not be the case. More information is expected on this later in the day.

The 17-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, has been charged with unsafe speeding, and it's possible they could face more charges.

Two of the teens have been released, but one who was in serious condition following the wreck is still recovering. Their current condition is unknown.

The four students, who are seniors, were on early release and headed to soccer practice when the crashed occurred, according to Longview ISD.

Monreal's body has been sent for autopsy.

KETK will bring you more on this story as it becomes available.


ORIGINAL STORY: Emergency crews were called to  the scene of a fatal wreck in Longview at the intersection of Airline Road and Skyline View Drive Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Longview Police Department, at around 4 p.m., a truck carrying four people hit a fence and rolled. Officials say two people were in the back of the truck at the time of the accident.

The jaws of life were requested to assist in the removal of at least one passenger. Ariline Rd is closed from W Loop 281 to Commander Drive.

Three people were taken to a local hospital-- two with minor injuries and one serious.

The teenager killed, who was sitting in the front seat passenger side, was thrown through the windshield. He has been identified as Cristian Ali Monreal, 18, of Longview. The victim who is in serious condition was sitting in the truck bed at the time of the crash.

The ages of the three passengers not killed are 17, 17 and 18. Their names have not been released.

According to former Longview ISD Athletic Director Pat Collins, all four boys involved in the crash are on the soccer team. Monreal is a part of the 2013 LISD class.

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