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DPS Recreate Deadly Crash For Answers

Answers to a deadly crash investigation are hopefully closer to being revealed.

A special crash team pieced together evidence Wednesday night to find out what happened in an accident that killed two teen girls and injured a Wichita Falls Police Officer.

The Department of Public Safety brought in a Crash Reconstruction Team to oversee this investigation, and bring closure to the family members of the victims.  Wednesday night that team recreated the accident at Jacksboro Highway and Holliday to solve another question that so many have.

Just how fast were the cars involved, going the night police say the girls pulled out in front of an officer.  To get the best answer the team waited until the exact time that horrific crash happened and performed a skid test.  From that skid investigators gathered information for a drag factor.  It's the needed number that they put into a formula that then tells them how fast each vehicle was going.

They performed the test at 9:30 p.m. when the accident happened to get an accurate reading, because the temperature of the road can actually effect that drag factor.

DPS Troopers will be in town for the next 3 days working hard to get as much information they can. They said the investigation could last up to 6 months.

Newschannel 6 will continue to stay on top of this tragic accident and will continue to bring you answers as they become available.

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