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2 killed – ages 13 & 8 – in multi-vehicle I-35 crash near Troy: DPS

The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of I-35.
Temple Crash
Posted at 10:01 PM, Nov 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-24 18:43:34-05

TEMPLE, Texas — Two children from Uvalde – ages 13 and 8 – were killed Wednesday in a multi-vehicle crash on I-35 near Troy.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2017 Nissan Titan pickup collided with cars stopped due to “heavy holiday rush traffic,” resulting in the deaths of the two boys.

The accident occurred shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-35.

The investigation continues, DPS said in a news release Thursday.

25 News will provide additional details when they become available.

“Texas DPS would like to remind drivers to limit distractions and reduce your speed during heavy holiday traffic,” DPS said in the release. “Obeying all traffic laws and driving defensively will greatly reduce the volume of crashes during this busy holiday travel season.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original story, based on information from Temple fire officials, indicated a 2-year-old had died in the crash. DPS updated the information today to say it was the 13- and 8-year-old who died.

ORIGINAL STORY

One girl is dead, and at least three people were life flighted to area hospitals, after a major crash Wednesday night outside Temple, fire officials said.

A spokesperson with Temple Fire & Rescue confirmed to 25 News the crash took the life of a 2-year-old girl.

Traffic on I-35 northbound froze to a standstill as at least three people were flown by helicopter to the hospital, officials said.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. outside the city limits between Temple and Troy, according to Temple police.

Officials are asking those traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday to find an alternative route, and delays on the interstate are expected to last at least two hours.

One lane reopened late Wednesday night. Up to 11 people in total were taken to nearby hospitals, according to officials.

This is a developing story and updates will be added to this article.