A teenage driver died in a car crash in Pleasant Grove after slamming into a utility pole. But the passengers survived thanks in part to Good Samaritans who rushed in to help.
Cell phone video posted on social media captured the fiery crash.
The driver was identified as 17-year-old Angel Daniel Jaimes, a Samuel High School junior. Three other Samuel High School students were also hospitalized.
Fabian Botello says one of the injured survivors is his younger brother, 16-year-old Fernando Botello.
“He got skull fractures, and he got really bad burns all over his body, mainly on one side,” said Fabian.
Dallas police say Jaimes was speeding southbound on North Prairie Creek Road when he lost control of the car. There's no word on why he lost control, but investigators believe he tried to overcorrect, causing him to slam into the pole. He was just blocks away from his parent's home.
Noe Martinez was home when the chaotic scene unfolded just steps beyond his front door. He ran outside to help, doing what he could along with other Good Samaritans to pull the three survivors from the burning car.
"Everything just happened so fast,” said Martinez. “The flames didn't give us a chance. It was a tough situation."
The conditions of the other two passengers haven’t been released.
Jaimes’ favorite color was red. Friends say it was fitting because his heart was filled with love.
Grief counselors are on hand at Samuel High School for students and faculty.