UPDATE: TEXARKANA (KYTX) - The names of the victims in the early morning Texarkana rollover accident have been released. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Sylvia Jennings tells KYTX that 50-year-old Jesus Ochoa, 44-year-old Belen Ochoa Morales and a 12-year-old boy all died from their injuries.
The 17-year-old driver Abraham Ochoa Morales had non-life threatening injuries. His sister, 20-year-old Veronica Ochoa Morales, was taken to Longview Regional Medical Center. His 6-year-old sister and 16-year-old friend , Arlett DeLarosa, were taken to St. Michael Hospital and then transferred to Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
BOWIE COUNTY (KTBS) - Three people, including a child, are dead after a one-vehicle rollover crash on I-30 East this morning in Bowie County, Texas. The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. this morning during rush hour traffic. Troopers believe the driver fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll over on the shoulder of the road.
Several passengers were ejected from the vehicle. The three deceased were pronounced at the scene; one person was taken to LSU Health with life-threatening injuries. Three other passengers were taken to a local hospital. Authorities say the vehicle was traveling from Mexico to Indiana when the accident happened. The names of the victims have not yet been released. Both lanes of traffic on I-30 East are currently open.