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DPS officials release names victims involved in crash on FM 812

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  • 1 dead, 5 injured in crash on FM 812

    1 dead, 5 injured in crash on FM 812

    Thursday, January 9 2014 9:37 PM EST2014-01-10 02:37:36 GMT
    A two-vehicle accident on FM 812 has claimed the life of one person and injured five others.
    A two-vehicle accident on FM 812 has claimed the life of one person and injured five others.

Department of Public Safety officials have released the names of the victims involved in the fatal accident that occurred on FM 812 on Thursday.

The two-vehicle crash claimed the life of 40-year-old Barbara Chapa and injured 35-year-old Margaret Medrano and 55-year-old Belinda Marlatt, as well as three children, a 13-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy.

According to DPS officials, Chapa is the mother of the three children.

The crash occurred around 5:20 p.m. According to the preliminary report, investigators believe Medrano, driver of a blue Infinity, was traveling northbound on FM 812 and veered off the road. She overcorrected and t-boned a silver Lexus, driven by Marlatt.

Five people were pinned in the Infinity, according to EMS. DPS investigators say no one in the Infinity was wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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