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Update | 8:33 p.m. – A fund for Jack Sarver has been set up to assist the family. It can be reached by clicking HERE.
Update | 5:25 p.m. – The Durant Police Department and Highway Patrol conducted a joint press conference regarding the incident. A separate story with that information will be posted on the Patriot.
Captain Scott Hampton said that today was “a sad day for Durant and Bryan County as this has been a tragic Memorial Day event.”
Update | 4:32 p.m. – A fund for Hunter Ford has been set up to assist the family. It can be reached by clicking HERE.
Update | 4:02 p.m. – A fund for Fernando Flores has been set up to assist the family. It can be reached by clicking HERE.
Update | 2:13 p.m. – A fund for Kaleb Foster was set up this morning to assist the family. It can be reached by clicking HERE.
Update | 2:00 p.m. – Hundreds gathered at the site of the accident at 1:00 to honor the young men with prayer, flowers, candles and more.
Update | 12:05 p.m. – Police officers and Highway Patrol troopers are continuing to investigate the scene. Trooper Ronnie Hampton has earlier in the morning called the incident “Vehicle Homicide” on social media and said he not refer to this event an “accident.”
Update | 10:48 a.m. – Confirming the two young men who passed at the scene are Fernando Flores and Kaleb Foster.
The two who were taken to hospitals in Texas are Hunter Ford and Jack Sarver and we are still closely watching the condition of these young men.
Update | 10:25 a.m. – Police briefly blocked off W. Main Street between Radio Road and University Place to further investigate the scene. A drone was used for an aerial view.
DURANT – A car wreck at the intersection of Main Street and Radio Road took the lives of two Durant teenagers early Monday morning, according to multiple sources.
A vehicle carrying four Durant teens was going westbound and stopped at the traffic light at the intersection around midnight when it was hit from behind by a truck going at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pushed through the intersection and across the median and the eastbound lane and onto the service road.
Two died at the scene and two were transported to hospitals in Texas.
This story will be updated.