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5 people, including 2 kids, killed in crash near Victoria

Courtesy: KAVU.

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – Five people, including two kids, were killed in a three-car crash near Victoria, authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety told KPRC.

Authorities said the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Telferner exit of Highway 59, northeast of Victoria. 

DPS Sgt. Ruben Miguel told KPRC that a van carrying a family of 10 clipped the back of an 18-wheeler, causing the driver to lose control of the van.

Authorities said the van veered across a center median and entered lanes of oncoming traffic, colliding with a pickup truck. Five people in the van -- two men, a boy and a girl -- were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Miguel. The remaining five were taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries. 

Two people inside the pickup were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

A major 3-vehicle wreck on US 59 near Telferner has left 5 dead and 7 injured. For the latest on the crash, please click here: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/crime/update-van-passengers-involved-in-u-s-crash-were-traveling/article_128e855c-ab0f-11e9-a19e-570a22674ccf.html Also, look for full coverage in Sunday's Victoria Advocate.

Posted by The Victoria Advocate on Saturday, July 20, 2019