The collision happened late Saturday on U.S. 285, north of Fort Stockton in West Texas. Authorities said a Toyota four-door car carrying two people veered into the opposite lane and collided with a 2003 Chrysler van carrying five people.
A passenger in the Toyota, 28-year-old Colleen Doyle of Phoenix, died. The driver, 31-year-old Michael Scott Doyle of Phoenix, was in critical condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Two people in the van, 40-year-old Robin Perlo Berry and 41-year-old Joshua Bryant Berry, both of Houston, died. Three passengers in the van were at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. Eight-year-old Aaron Berry and 9-year-old Peter Berry were in critical condition, while 6-year-old Willa Berry was in serious condition.