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Correction: Sisters Killed-Wreck story

April 1, 2019

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — In a story March 31 about a fatal traffic accident in Bastrop, Texas, The Associated Press reported erroneously that three of the victims were sisters. The three siblings who died were two sisters and a brother.

A corrected version of the story is below:

3 siblings, 1 friend killed in Central Texas traffic accident

Officials say three siblings from Huntsville and a friend have died in a two-vehicle accident in Central Texas as they traveled to watch a drill team competition in San Antonio

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Officials say three siblings from Huntsville and a friend have died in a two-vehicle accident in Central Texas as they traveled to watch a drill team competition in San Antonio.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the wreck happened Friday night on westbound Texas 21 near Bastrop. A pickup truck rear-ended the siblings’ stopped vehicle waiting to turn.

A Huntsville Independent School District statement on Sunday says three siblings died — a high school junior, an eighth grader and a sixth grader. Their mother, who was driving, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. The fourth person who died, a girl, was a 2018 Huntsville High School graduate.

Names weren’t immediately released.

DPS says the pickup driver and a passenger weren’t hurt.

Huntsville is 60 miles (96.56 kilometers) north of Houston.

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