HOUSTON — An investigation is underway after two Cypress Lakes High School students were killed Saturday afternoon in a car accident in northwest Houston, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tory Carrol and Reon Woodman, both 17, were riding in a 2007 Nissan Sentra with three of their friends when the accident happened.
The Nissan’s driver, Anthony Do, was headed down N. Eldridge Parkway when he failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Traders Village around 5 p.m, investigators said. Officers said the car was hit on its right side by a 2015 Chevrolet Impala driven by Christian Martinez.
The Nissan was flipped onto its left side before skidding into a grassy area at the southwest corner of the intersection, deputies said.
Officers said Carrol, Woodman and 17-year-old Daniel Lozano-Garza were seated in the backseat of the Nissan. None of the three teens were wearing seat belts, police said.
Caroll died a the scene, and Woodman was rushed to Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Center where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. A 16-year-old was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Nissan and was taken to the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officers said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Reon and Troy. Monday's minute of silence will be in their honor.
— Cy Lakes HS (@CFISDCyLakes) December 3, 2016
Lozano Garza was taken to Memorial Medical Center hospital with serious injuries, investigators said.
Police said both drivers were not harmed in the accident.
A Carrol’s GoFundMe account has been set up to help his mother cover funeral expenses.
Caroll was scheduled to graduate in the spring semester, a family friend said.
“He loved to fish and was protective of his mom and younger sister, Maryah. He was loved by all and respectful. If anyone needed a helping hand, he never hesitated to assist. He loved kids and we just knew he would be an awesome father one day,” family friend, Yvette Salinas, wrote on Carrol’s GoFundMe page.
Woodman’s sister, Shernel Woodman, has also set up a Troy’s GoFundMe page to also help the victim’s family cover funeral expenses.
Administrators at Cypress Lakes High School released a statement saying:
“The We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of two Cypress Lakes High School students who were involved in an automobile accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these students and those who were injured. Additional counselors will be on campus as long as necessary to provide support for students and staff dealing with this tragedy. “
School officials said additional counselors will be on campus this week.