Three Arizona girls were tragically killed in a rollover crash in Mesa Wednesday, police said.
A fourth girl is currently hospitalized. The victims were high school students aged between 14 and 17.
Investigators said that the 16-year-old driver of a blue Ford Mustang was speeding in rainy conditions when she lost control of the car at around 9 p.m.
“The Mustang hit a curb, went over the curb, and into the landscaping before striking a boulder,” Detective Richard Encinas said.
“This caused it to roll over and plow into a light pole.”
The girls in the driver and front seat died instantly while those in the backseat were taken to a hospital where one of them later succumbed.
“It appears that both speed and the weather were the primary causes of the crash,” Encinas said.
Residents reported hearing the crash that sounded like lightning or an explosion.
“It was horrible. It happened so fast,” one said.