13 Dead After Truck Crashes in Texas
The New York Times-July 23, 2012-The Associated Press-According to the article a pickup truck overloaded with passengers veered off a highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, killing at least 13 people and leaving 10 injured. Spokesman for Texas Department of Public Safety said 23 passengers were crammed inside the trucks cab and bed, including at least two young children whom he saw among the dead after the Sunday evening crash in Goliad County, Texas. The article goes onto say the 2000 Ford F-250 pickup truck was heading north on U.S. 59 on Sunday evening when the truck drove off the right side of the highway near the unincorporated community of Berclair in Goliad County, Texas. The pickup truck then struck two large trees. Initially, authorities said 11 people died in the crash. Early Monday, it was confirmed that two more died at the hospital overnight. The other surviving victims had life-threatening injuries.
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