5 Brownsville residents killed in multi-vehicle crash | 2 Spring residents injured

VICTORIA, Texas (KTRK) -- Five Brownsville residents were killed in a multi-vehicle accident that took place on US-59 southbound near Victoria on Saturday morning.

The victims were identified by the Department of Public Safety as Nora Gabriela Chavez, 42; Oscar Chavez, 45; Adrian Leal Rodriguez, 47; along with a 13-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy.

A van, an 18-wheeler and a Ford F-250 were involved in the accident, DPS says.

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Nora Chavez was identified as the driver of the van.

The surviving passengers have been identified as Edna Hernandez, 38; Andres Chavez, 19; Oscar Alejandro Chavez, 21; Andrea Chavez, 17; and another 13-year-old girl.

The driver of the Ford F-250, Oscar Garza, and his wife Anna Bettancourt are both Spring residents who suffered minor injuries, but have since been released from the hospital.

The Department of Public Safety says a van collided with the back of an 18-wheeler, causing the van to lose control and cross the median into oncoming traffic.

DPS is still investigating the crash.

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