Denton Community Rallies Around Family of Teen Brothers Killed in Hickory Creek Car Crash

DENTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Denton community is rallying around the family of the two teenagers who were killed in a car wreck in Hickory Creek Wednesday morning.

17-year-old Diego Rivera and his brother 14-year-old Daniel were found inside a car that was submerged in water near Hickory Creek Road just east of FM 1830.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the pair, who had been reported missing earlier, were found after someone called 911 when they spotted the car in the creek.

A GoFundMe account set up to help the family cover funeral expenses has already raised more than $18,000 of its $25,000 goal. A message on the boy’s page said in part “these boys meant the world to their parents, as they were both their heart and soul.”

As the family and community mourns, some residents who live near the crash site said they weren’t surprised by the accident because that stretch of road is dangerous.

“A lot of large trucks get stuck there. There is one barrier there but a lot of people run into it,” said resident Marla Haynes.

She’s lived in the area for the past 16 years and said the road is extremely difficult to navigate.

“It is really dark. The intersection between Hickory Creek and 1830. There’s also a hill there. It’s like a blind hill,” said Haynes.

Investigators are still working to figure out what caused the crash. Until then, a local family has been shattered and a community mourns for two of their own.

To donate to the family’s GoFundMe page, click here.

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