2 teen boys killed, 2 others hospitalized after car crashes into tree in Surprise

Police confirmed one of the boys died at the hospital.
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 6:05 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:55 AM MST
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SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police now say a second teen boy has died, and two others are in the hospital after a car crashed into a tree in Surprise on Wednesday evening. The crash was reported at Reems and Greenway roads near Valley Vista High School.

According to Commander Bert Anzini with Surprise police, officers arrived on the scene and found the car smashed against the tree with four teen boys inside. Two teens had to be rescued from the car and were rushed to the hospital in extremely critical condition. Police later confirmed that the 17-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger were killed in the crash. The two other boys were also taken to the hospital, but they have non-life-threatening injuries.

No other cars were involved in the collision. Anzini said speed appears to be a factor in the crash. “There was quite a bit of skid that proceeded the place where the vehicle impacted the tree,” he said. He added the boys are all around high school age.

The boys were apart of the Dysart community, but officials didn’t confirm which high school they attended. The Dysart Unified School District released a statement about the teen’s deaths.

The victims haven’t been identified. Police are investigating what led up to the crash.