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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:25pm

SMITH COUNTY-- A car accident near Lindale kills two teens and an adult Sunday morning.   State troopers say all were killed when the car they were riding in hit some trees. It happened on County Road 4119 near what many teens call "Thrill Hill." Many say it's common for drivers to speed up over the hill to get an adrenaline rush.

Lane Casey, who goes to Lindale ISD, says "Lindale's boring. You just go ride around the back roads fast and stuff...just for the thrill." Today, the broken glass, flowers, and crosses paint a picture of just how dangerous it can be.

Sunday morning, the road killed Karrie Voyles and Jasmine Pruitt--both 14 and 25-year old Braxton Boone.


"I didn't believe it at first. I really didn't," says Casey. "We haven't really accepted it. It's just weird because they were close and stuff to all of us."

Dennis Bodiford has lived near county road 4119 for forty years.  He says, :If you take someone that's not real familiar with that road, they could get in trouble real quick. You don't have to worry about the authorities on these roads."

DPS officials say alcohol may have played a role in the crash.  We're also none of them were wearing seat belts.

Casey says, "People have already said they're gonna be a lot more cautious and think things through because you never know when it's going to be your last day."

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