While returning from a spring break trip in Padre Island, three of four teenagers from Houston, Texas died when the car they were occupying collided with an 18-wheeler truck, Sunday, March 20 near Corpus Christi.
The victims were identified as 18-year-old Brittanie Johnson, 17-year-old Jade Robinson, and 19-year-old Brianna Robinson. Johnson and Jade were students at Bellaire High School in Bellaire in Greater Houston while Brianna was attending a Houston community college. Johnson and Jade were members of the volleyball team at their school.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the cause of the tragic accident was the use of a cellular device by the teenage driver, who is the sole survivor of the crash, aside from the truck driver.
Jade was the captain of the girls’ volleyball team at Bellaire High School and was given a full athletic and academic scholarship to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee this coming fall.
The Houston Independent School District said in a statement that guidance counselors at Bellaire High School and Lamar High School will provide therapy sessions for students who seek counseling in wake of the tragic accident.