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LEE COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Four children were killed Wednesday in a Lee County crash involving two semi-trucks and a car. One other child and an adult are in critical condition. A DPS spokeswoman says all the victims were in a car that was northbound on SH 77 around 3:45 p.m. when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a jackknifed 18-wheeler and wound up colliding with a second semi-truck behind the jackknifed semi.
Attorney Comments: "Obviously driver error on the side of the semi-truck driver and possibly the second semi-truck driver as well. Tragic events such as this require additional third party investigations, family counseling and immediate financial support. The families are encouraged to seek professional legal counsel as soon as possible." Staff @ Stilwell Law Firm (713) 931-1111 / (844) 931-3111 www.stilwelltriallaw.com
In the car were the 5 children and the driver.
DPS says they are identified as:
Sabian Castro, 2, from Giddings
Daniella Castro, 3, from Giddings
Trenton Wright, 7, from Giddings
Lillian Castro, 13, from Giddings
The survivors were rushed to an Austin hospital where they remain in critical condition.
DPS says the driver of one 18-wheeler is from College Station and the other 18-wheeler driver is from Bryan.
Troopers say the roadway was wet at the time of the crash, but it's unclear if the weather played a role in the crash. It remains under investigation