3 Texas children killed in crash when driver tries to avoid jackknifed 18-wheeler on wet roads

GIDDINGS, Texas (KTRK) -- Three children were killed in a crash after the vehicle they were in tried to avoid hitting a jackknifed 18-wheeler near Giddings, Texas, about 30 minutes east of Austin.

Two other children and an adult are in critical condition.

According to DPS, all the victims were in a car on Highway 77 Wednesday afternoon, when the driver tried to avoid the 18-wheeler, but ended up crashing into another semi.

Troopers say the roads were wet at the time, but it's not clear if weather was a factor.

There's no word whether the children and the adult in the car were all part of the same family.

The survivors were taken to a hospital in Austin.
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