3 teens killed in West Texas crash

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Three teenage boys are dead after a tractor-trailer rig slammed into their sport utility vehicle broadside at a highway intersection just north of Odessa.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened about noon Saturday six miles north of Odessa on U.S. 385. Troopers report the 18-wheeler slammed into an SUV that apparently had strayed into its path after apparently running a stop sign.

The DPS identifies the dead as the SUV driver, 18-year-old Luke Anthony Brown Jr., and his passengers — 17-year-old Robert Earl Walker III and 18-year-old Joshua William Harrell. The youths all had lived in Odessa.