Five Panhandle teenagers are killed in tragic crash

UPDATE: DPS has released the identities of the teenagers killed in the crash. Jacob Stipe, 16, 17-year-old October Roys and her sister Elizabeth Roys, 15, Derrek Hager, 17 and 17-year-old Christopher Moore. The driver of the gas truck has been identified as Ezequel Garcia. Garcia is in critical condition at UMC-University Medical Center in Lubbock.

Three Panhandle communities are mourning the loss of five teenagers killed in a Sunday afternoon crash just Northeast of Dumas.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a vehicle carrying five teenagers was heading westbound on Morton Elevator Road and ran a stop sign at 3:40 p.m. The vehicle hit a semi-truck carrying gasoline heading southbound on FM 1284. DPS officials say all five teenagers were pronounced dead on scene. Preliminary results are that two of the teens were from Dumas, two others from Sunray, and one from Stratford. The semi-truck's driver was flown by helicopter to Lubbock's Burn Center. The severity of his injuries are unknown.

DPS officials are not releasing the names of the victims at this time as the investigation continues.