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EDINBURG, Texas — Two children have died in an automobile crash in Edinburg.
DPS Troopers responded near the intersection of FM 2812 and Buena Vista Drive in reference to a major crash at 5:50 pm, Friday evening.
According to police, a 6-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy died in the crash.
Texas DPS Troopers say the two children in the backseat were not restrained or in a car seat.
Police say a silver Hyundai was traveling East on FM 2812, when the driver tried to pass a vehicle that was turning left.
When the silver Hyundai tried to pass the car on the right shoulder, the car overcorrected and lost control, moving into the Westbound lane and was struck by a white Dodge pickup truck on the right passenger side.
The driver of the Hyundai, 15-year-old Jorge Bautista Jr., a resident of Edcouch, was transported to the Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance with critical injuries. The front passenger of the silver Hyundai, 39-year-old Alina Gamez De Bautista a resident of Edcouch, was transported to McAllen Medical Center in critical condition.
Abraham Bautista, 13, and Andrea Bautista, 6, both residents of Edcouch were rear passengers of the Hyundai and pronounced deceased at the scene.
The passengers of the dodge pickup were transported for precautionary measure but had no serious injuries. This included a 2-year-old girl who was a passenger inside the white pickup truck.
A helicopter and firefighters were on scene assisting with the incident.
The crash is under investigation.