Four family members die in big rig collision

LUFKIN, TX The Department of Public Safety says in a report the accident happened late Wednesday night when a Dodge van apparently made a U-turn and was hit by the oncoming truck.

Todd Szymankiewiez, 35, of Austin, his 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter were pronounced dead at the scene. Dakota Klein, 14, of Pflugerville also died at the scene.

Two others in the van were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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