Aug 2, 2010 8:28 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Colorado family killed in fiery Texas crash

A wrong-way driver is being blamed for a head-on crash that left the driver and a family of 4 in the other vehicle dead. The family was in an SUV with Colorado license plates.

The Texas Department of Public Safety in Childress says the crash happened around daybreak Sunday on U.S. 287 about 13 miles east of Vernon, near the Oklahoma border about 160 miles northwest of Dallas.

A DPS report says a sport utility vehicle was going east in the westbound lane of the divided highway when it slammed into the Colorado SUV with a family of four inside. Both vehicles exploded in flames, killing all inside.

Wilbarger County Justice of the Peace Lewis Templeton said the identities of the dead were being withheld until their relatives can be notified.


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