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One person dies in fiery one vehicle crash

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Just before 9 pm Wednesday, Noonday firefighters were called to County Road 1178 off of Highway 155 in Flint on reports of a one vehicle accident with a car on fire, possibly with someone trapped inside.

Three people were in the vehicle and according to authorities at least one and possibly all three were teenagers. 

Authorities tell us that one person was pronounced dead at the scene. One person was transported by Air One to a Tyler hospital and the another person was transported to a Tyler hospital by ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

A close family friend and neighbor tells KLTV that 17-year-old, Brytnie Leah was the driver of the vehicle and was killed in the accident. C.J. Wilkerson, 17, also a female was injured in the wreck, along with Brandon Page, a 24 year old male.

According to the first witness, Brytnie was stuck between the seat and the steering wheel of the vehicle and was conscious while emergency crews were trying to extricate her from the vehicle.

The family has left flowers at the scene of the crash.

Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid released the following statement on Thursday:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students, Brytnie Leah Stithem. Our sympathy goes out the her family, friends, and classmates. We understand that many students will need time to heal, and we have counselors available to help students through this difficult time.

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