Five die in US road crash

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:04

Houston: Five people were killed and two injured in a rear-end collision between two trucks in the US state of Texas, authorities said.

Officials from Texas Department of Public Safety said the accident happened early Sunday morning on a road near Seagraves in west Texas, reported Xinhua.

A pickup carrying two people collided with the rear of another truck carrying five, causing both to overturn. After rolling over, the vehicles came to rest in a roadside ditch.

Five of the seven died at the scene while the other two were taken to a hospital.

It was yet to be determined what exactly caused the crash, but officials said alcohol might have played a role.
It was also reported that the people were not wearing seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:04

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