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Rollover crash victim identified, 3 remain hospitalized: Temple police

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-21 11:39:30-04


TEMPLE, Texas — Temple police have identified 62-year-old Tonya Tate as the woman found dead after a fatal rollover crash this Wednesday on I-35.

Police said a vehicle with four passengers was traveling southbound on the interstate when the crash took place.

As of this morning, the three other victims remain hospitalized with unknown conditions, according to the Temple Police Department.

Their identities have since been described as being two 33-year-old females and a 23-year-old male.

Authorities said initial investigations have revealed that none of the passengers in the vehicle that rolled over were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

An investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.

ORIGINAL STORY: Temple police are investigating a rollover crash on I-35 that killed one woman and left two in critical condition on Wednesday.

Police said they responded around 1:38 p.m. to the 5100 block of South General Bruce Drive. A vehicle with four passengers was traveling southbound on I-35 when the crash took place, according to police.

"One female is deceased, two other females are in critical condition and one male has non-life threatening injuries," said police. "All of the individuals with injuries were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital."

Temple Fire and Rescue and EMS responded to the scene. Police said passengers inside the second car involved in the crash did not have any reported injuries.