11 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas
The truck crashed on Interstate 59 near Goliad.
July 23rd, 2012
04:06 AM ET

11 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas

A Ford pickup truck crammed with nearly two dozen people crashed in southeastern Texas Sunday evening, killing at least 11 people and injuring 12 others.

At least six of the victims were airlifted to hospitals in San Antonio and Corpus Cristi, said Trooper Gerald Bryant of the Texas Highway Patrol. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The F-250 was headed north on U.S. Highway 59 when it left the road near the unicorporated town of Goliad - about 90 miles southeast of San Antonio - and rammed into two large trees, he said. The victims were both men and woman and ranged in age from children to adults.

Bryant said the weather was dry and clear at the time of the crash and there was no evidence of alcohol at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, he said.

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