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DPS reports 5 killed and 7 injured in accident northeast of Victoria

Posted: 4:00 PM, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-20 17:23:23-04
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5 were killed and 7 others were injured during a crash earlier Saturday northeast of Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas — Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59, about 5 miles northeast of Victoria.

The Department of Public Safety told the Associated Press the crash happened around 11 a.m. Saturday.

DPS Sgt. Ruben San Miguel told the AP that 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 died at the scene. It included the female driver, two men and two children. Five others in the van were injured.

The pickup driver and a passenger were hospitalized in serious but stable condition, the DPS said. The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt.

DPS says visibility was clear and the road was dry when the accident occurred.