SAN MARCOS, TX – According to KENS, two adults were killed and three children were critically injured after an SUV went off the highway in San Marcos on Saturday.
Police said a 2002 Ford Explorer went off the highway on I-35 in San Marcos around 7:40 p.m. and rolled over several times before coming to a stop on the access road.
According to police, there were five adults and five children in the vehicle. Destiny Bridges, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sean Thompson, 31, later died at the hospital where he was being treated, police said.
Of the five children, three of them—ages 7, 8, and 9—were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The other two children, ages 8 and 10, did not require hospitalization and were released to relatives.
The three other adult passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries. Their conditions were not known.
Police said the family was headed to a gathering in the Austin area, and that only the driver of the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt. Investigators said that speed and a blown tire likely caused the crash. They also said the SUV was only suited for five passengers.
The accident is still under investigation.
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