6 die in 3-vehicle accident on Texas freeway, authorities claim

GEORGE WEST, Texas– A minivan trying to overtake a lorry in a no-passing area on a Texas freeway crashed head-on right into an SUV, which was after that rear-ended by one more vehicle, authorities stated. 6 individuals died as well as five others were injured.The collision happened around 6:20 p.m. Friday near George West, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Corpus Christi, stated Sgt. Guadalupe Casarez of the Texas Department of Public Security.”It was a quite extreme scene,” Casarez said.The crash continued to be under investigation Monday, according to the Texas Division of Public Safety. But the department claimed in a press release that a minivan taking a trip southern on U.S. Freeway 59 tried to come on a no-passing zone and also crashed head-on into the northbound SUV. A sedan then knocked into the back of the SUV. The lorry that was being passed was not struck in the crash, Casarez said.The driver of the minivan, Xochitl Veronica Lopez, 39, of Houston, died at the scene, together with a juvenile traveler in the minivan, the department said.The vehicle driver of the SUV, Salvador Almeda Mendoza, 47, of Ganado, Texas, was additionally eliminated, in addition to two guests, Ilda Briones Nieves, 58, and also Honorio Lazo Navarro, 74, both of Ganado. The 6th individual killed was a passenger in the sedan whose name has not been released.Five other people were required to a healthcare facility with “non-incapacitating injuries,” the public safety division said.Authorities until now don’t think that alcohol was an aspect, Casarez stated.

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