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Names released of four killed in Burleson accident

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Officials have identified the four people killed in a crash late Saturday night trying to help a stranded driver in Burleson.

Police said a red pickup truck crashed into a white pickup truck and an SUV that had broken down late Saturday near Spinks Airport.

The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office said there were a total of 16 people, in four vehicles involved. The sheriff's office said Ethan Couth, 17, was the driver of the red truck.

Shelby Boyles, 21, and her mother Hollie Boyles, 42, were two Good Samaritans who came out of their home late Saturday night to help a white SUV driven by Breanna Mitchell, 24. Breanna's mother Marla spoke to FOX4'S Brandon Todd on the telephone. She said Breanna had just gotten a job as a chef and was on her way home from work when her tire blew in the 1500 block of Burleson Reatta Road.

Bryan Jennings, 43, a youth pastor who drove a white pickup truck, also stopped to help Mitchell.

As all four stood near the stranded car, the red truck carrying eight teenagers, ages 15 to 19, slammed into both vehicles. The four people standing near the stranded SUV died.

Marla said she was on the phone with Breanna when the red truck slammed into her daughter and the others.

Investigators said they believe the teens in the truck were mostly from Central High School in Keller. Many of them were stuck inside the truck.

The red pickup also hit a white Volkswagen, which was coming in the opposite direction. The teenage driver and passenger were injured.

There were two younger children in Jennings' white pickup, but they were not hurt.

One person from the red pickup truck is in critical condition at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

Darlene Goodsell's 15-year-old son Jacob was in the red truck and survived.

"He got a concussion but he's doing better now he had a headache really bad but now he's doing better," said Darlene Goodsell.

She said most of the teens hung out together. "Ethan had this nice truck, this big truck. He wanted to show 'em he got his driver's license and felt so good about himself getting this truck. He's got a job and all this. Said he wanted to take them out to Burleson just thought they'd have a fun day you know not thinking that anything bad would happen."

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or TABC has also been asked to help in this investigation. It is going to determine whether Couch was drinking and whether alcohol played a role in the crash. If it did, TABC will have to determine where the teens got the booze.

"We have unfortunately found some evidence at the scene that alcohol may have played a role in this accident, however because right now we are not sure who is in what car, we have to do more investigation to determine what sort of role alcohol may have played," said Tarrant County Sheriff's Office spokesman Terry Grisham.

Grisham also indicated that "inexperienced" drivers might've been involved.

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