Four persons were killed and three others injured in a car crash that occurred Tuesday evening in the city of Lavon, Texas.

Police confirmed the four killed when two cars collided near the intersection of State Highway 78 and Lake Road were students from Community Independent School District in southeastern Collin County. Three others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The loss of these young lives is a devastating and unimaginable tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones. Right now our focus is on caring for our students and the adults who are grieving the loss of these Braves. We are strong as a Brave Nation, but our hearts are broken as a Community ISD family,” read a statement from Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, superintendent of the Community Independent School District.

School district officials said they will not release the names and details of those involved in the crash out of respect for their families. They added that counselors will be available on campuses to support the students and faculty Wednesday morning.

According to Lavon Police Chief Michael Jones, the major crash also lead to a few minor accidents in the area.

The roadway was closed following the accident. Sheriff’s Department requested the drivers to seek an alternate route around the area.

As of now, no further information regarding the crash was released.