Following is the Press Release from the Abilene Police Department's Traffic Division. We will have more updates as more information becomes available.
"On Sunday April 15, 2012 at 3:39 a.m. the Abilene Police Department received a call of a major motor vehicle accident on FM 600 near Seabee Park. The calling party reported that she had observed a 4 door vehicle southbound and leave the roadway to the east. The police department received additional calls stating that the victims of the crash had been pulled from the vehicle and transported to the Allsup's Convenience Store at 451 Overland Trail.
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Impala 4 door. The driver is identified as Eliseo Garza, a Hispanic male age 17 of Abilene. There were 5 passengers in the vehicle. All six occupants of the vehicle were transported to Hendrick Trauma Center by MetroCare ambulance and private auto.
A 16-year-old female passenger died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Justice of the Peace Mike Pueschell was notified and pronounced the victim dead at Hendrick Trauma Center at 9:20 a.m. The names of the passengers will be released later pending notification of family members.
The investigation into the incident continues at this time."
Abilene Police Department - Traffic Division