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Authorities: 11 dead after truck crashes in Texas

3:44 AM, Jul 23, 2012   |    comments
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GOLIAD, Texas -- Authorities in South Texas say some of the 23 people in a deadly pickup truck crash were children. At least 11 people were killed Sunday when the truck left the highway and crashed into trees.

Authorities say some of the survivors have life-threatening injuries.

Louann Presas, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the crash occurred about 7 p.m. CDT Sunday near Berclair. The unincorporated community is about 100 miles southeast of San Antonio.

Presas says all the victims were in the same Ford F-250 pickup.

She says the extent of the injuries to the surviving victims wasn't immediately clear. Crash investigators were still at the scene around 11 p.m. CDT.

A Goliad County sheriff's dispatcher deferred comment to a department spokesperson, who did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.


(Associated Press)

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