WOODWARD, Okla. — A 14-year-old boy trying to speed away from police in western Oklahoma on Wednesday hit a curb and flipped the car, killing two girls and injuring one of two boys who were with him, authorities said.
The two girls, ages 12 and 13, were from Woodward, which is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City and the site of the 1 a.m. crash. Authorities haven’t released their names.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a Woodward police officer tried to stop the car for running a stop sign, but the driver sped away at high speed before hitting a curb, going airborne and rolling. The girls weren’t wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the car.
The patrol didn’t say if the driver has been arrested. He and another 14-year-old boy who was in the car were treated at a hospital and released. A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized in stable condition. The boys are from Vici, which is 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of Woodward.
A patrol spokesman didn’t immediately reply to a call seeking additional information.
The driving age is 16 in Oklahoma.