BASTROP (AP) — Authorities say four people died and a child was critically injured when a speeding pickup truck hydroplaned on a rainy road near Austin and struck an oncoming car.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Robbie Barrera told the Austin American-Statesman that two juveniles were among those killed in the crash Sunday in Bastrop County.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment?
Barrera says the pickup was traveling at “an unsafe speed” in light of the rainfall at the time.
The pickup struck a Honda sedan. Barrera says the Honda’s driver and three passengers were killed. A child in the Honda was critically hurt and airlifted to a hospital. Authorities haven’t released the child’s age or any of the victims’ identities.READ MORE: University Park Police Make Second Arrest In Man's Murder
The pickup driver is in stable condition at a hospital.
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