Five killed in three-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) – Authorities said five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas in the United States (US).

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the crash happened at around 11am last Saturday on US 59, eight kilometres northeast of Victoria.

Sergeant Ruben San Miguel says 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 – the female driver, two men and two children. Five others in the van were injured.

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

DPS said visibility was clear and the road was dry.

The passenger van involved in a three-vehicle crash that left five dead and seven injured sits on US 59 in South Texas. – AP