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UPDATE: Two killed in Elm Mott rollover accident identified

ELM MOTT, Texas - UPDATE: The two people killed in the Elm Mott vehicle rollover accident have been identified.

A single vehicle fatal crash occurred on Interstate 35 southbound near Leo Street in Elm Mott on Monday. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to the scene.

An investigation determined a Chevrolet Suburban swerved around tire tread in the lane of travel. The driver lost control of the vehicle and attempted to take corrective action, but instead causing the vehicle to overturn.

Five passengers were not wearing their seat belts were ejected. 69-year-old Jose Vazquez Salazar of Mexico and 51-year-old Edna Rico Garcia of Mexico were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and all other occupants were transported to Baylor Scott and White Waco in critical condition. Next of kin have been notified.

No charges have been filed as a result of this investigation.

It has also been discovered there were seven occupants in the vehicle.

Below is the previous text from this story:

Two people are dead and four are injured due to a rollover accident in the Elm Mott area.

The accident happened early Monday night on Interstate 35 southbound, near Mile Marker #342. The Texas Department of Public Safety is on the scene, as well as at least three ambulances and a local fire department.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, six people were traveling in one car. When the vehicle flipped, four of the passengers were ejected. The driver and front passenger were wearing seat belts.

"The Chevrolet Suburban observed tire tread in the roadway and attempted to swerve around it.. As it was trying to swerve around it, it lost control and overturned," says Texas DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard.

Two people are confirmed dead, while the other four have been transported to the Hillcrest Hospital with critical injuries.

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety


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