VICTORIA, Texas – Five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident near Victoria, TX.
The crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 59, 5 miles confirmed the Department of Public Safety.
Sgt. Ruben San Miguel tells the Associated Press, “investigators are trying to determine why a northbound van hit the left rear of a northbound semi pulling a flatbed trailer. The van then struck a southbound pickup truck.”
Five people in the van, all from Brownsville, died at the scene — the female driver, two men and two children. According to DPS, the driver, Nora Gabriela Chavez (42), died at the scene along with passengers, Oscar Chavez (45) Adrian Rodriguez Leal (47) and Rodriguez’s 13-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.
Edna Veronica Hernandez (38) and Andrea Chavez (17) remain hospitalized and are in stable condition. Andres Chavez (19) Oscar Alejandro Chavez (21) and a 13-year-old female have been released.
The pickup driver, Oscar Daniel Garza (55) of Spring Texas and passenger. Anna Lee Bettancourt (51) were hospitalized and have since been released. The driver of the semi, Dennis Lee Harridge (58) from Tulsa Oklahoma was not injured.
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