2 children among 4 dead in East Texas wreck

June 27, 2011 8:48:21 AM PDT
Two 12-year-old cousins are among four people who have died in a head-on traffic accident in East Texas. The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the victims as Kaleigh Hinton of Jacksonville, Ronjenne Williams of Tyler and Williams' mother, 34-year-old Kashunda Rodgers of Jacksonville.

DPS says Rodgers on Sunday afternoon was driving a northbound SUV on U.S. 79 near Jacksonville when the vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic.

Trooper Clint Stephens says the SUV hit a pickup carrying five people, killing truck passenger 24-year-old Leigh Ann Montgomery of Woodstock, Ala.

The pickup driver, 35-year-old Kelly Jones of Rusk, is hospitalized in fair condition. DPS says his three children, ages 14, 7 and 2, were injured. Hospitals in Dallas on Monday declined to release information on the youngsters.

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