One vehicle wreck in Arlington kills 3

October 10, 2011 5:53:31 AM PDT
Police say a one-vehicle accident in North Texas has left three people dead and two hurt.

Arlington police say a car carrying five young people struck a tree around 3 a.m. Monday. Police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard says alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the wreck.

Richard told The Associated Press that the driver and his brother, who was a passenger, were dead at the scene. Richard says a female passenger died at a hospital.

Two young men suffered serious injuries and were transported to a hospital. Richard didn't have further details on their conditions.

Richard says an Arlington officer noticed a flame or a bright light and came upon the wreck. Police say the accident caused a small fire.