Dallas, Texas – A tragic accident occurred in Mesquite, Texas, when a 12-year-old boy, who was behind the wheel, crashed an SUV into a tree, resulting in the death of another 12-year-old boy. According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on the morning of January 4th on the 15000 block of Lasater Road. The SUV was reportedly traveling south when it veered off the road and collided with a tree.
Tragically, Kevin Briones, a 12-year-old boy, lost his life at the scene of the accident. The driver and two other passengers were transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The Dallas Police Department has indicated that the SUV was speeding prior to the crash, and preliminary reports suggest that an argument between the driver and a passenger may have occurred moments before the tragic event unfolded.
Describing her son as the oldest of four siblings and an avid soccer player, Kevin’s mother, Michelle Briones, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his funeral expenses.
The driver of the SUV has not been identified at this time, and an investigation into the incident is still ongoing. The circumstances surrounding the fatal crash serve as a devastating reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating consequences that can arise when young individuals are granted access to vehicles unsupervised.
This tragic event highlights the need for continued efforts to educate young individuals about the risks and responsibilities associated with driving. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the loved ones of Kevin Briones during this incredibly difficult time.