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Three people are dead after wreck on SH 22 in Peoria

One person hurt in rollover wreck
Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 16:07:10-05

PEORIA, TX — Three people are dead after a wreck on SH 22 in Peoria Saturday morning.

On Saturday, December 5, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m., a crash occurred on SH 22 near CR 1313 in Peoria, Texas.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to the scene.

A Chevrolet Impala traveling eastbound attempted to turn left into a private drive was struck by a Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer traveling westbound, according to DPS.

The three passengers of the Chevrolet were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 71-year-old Janet Bridges of Morgan, 18-year-old Ezekial Southard of Whitney and 26-year-old Cooper Southard of Whitney.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported by air to Baylor Scott and White in Waco with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

Next of kin have been notified.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

TX DPS would like to remind motorists to make sure all lanes are clear and you have enough time to turn safely before making a turn.