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Five killed when car rolls off overpass onto roadway below, catches fire

Five killed when car rolls off overpass onto roadway below, catches fire near Sinton (Photo: Courtesy of KRIS)

SINTON, Texas -- Five people were killed in a fiery crash near Sinton, Texas.

The single-vehicle accident happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 77, according to KRIS in Corpus Christi.

A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson said 9 people were riding in the vehicle, which was pulling a trailer. Investigators believe the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The car rolled off an overpass and onto the roadway below and then caught fire.

Authorities said they believe the victims were traveling from Georgia to The Valley.




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