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Woman, young boy killed in Donna wreck

December 20, 2018

DONNA — A woman and child are dead and two children in the hospital following a head-on collision here Wednesday morning.

The woman crashed her Pontiac G6 into a Honda Odyssey passenger van on Farm-to-Market Road 493 (Salinas Boulevard), just north of Military Road, around 10 a.m., according to Lt. Johnny Hernandez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The preliminary investigation suggests she veered off the road and struck the van head-on when she attempted to overcorrect, traveling into oncoming traffic.

She died as well as an 8-year-old boy in her vehicle, said Hernandez, and her other two passengers — both young boys — remain hospitalized.

The driver of the van was also hospitalized.

DPS, which is assisting Donna police with the investigation, is not releasing any of the identities at this time.

“With the recent (traffic) fatalities, it will take both law enforcement and the public to reduce them,” said Hernandez. “We all need to be more responsible.”

DPS reminds drivers to put down their cellphone while behind the wheel, watch their speed and not drink and drive.

Wednesday’s crash remains under investigation.

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