5 children killed in SUV crash on Texas Interstate image

Five children were killed when a black GMC Envoy SUV carrying 10 children to a water park crashed Monday afternoon on Interstate 20 in Texas. According to the local police a rear tire blew out.

The local police reports that the crash happened about 2.15 pm near the town of Van – 70 miles east of Dallas –TX.

Texas DPS officials said no child safety seats were found, and nine of ten were ejected from their seats as the vehicle rolled.
Most of the children were aged from two to 13 years; three of the victims were girls.

Five other children and two adults have been taken to hospitals in Tyler and Dallas. No conditions or identities were released of those who are still alive.

The GMC Envoy was build by GM until 2009 when the U.S. automaker unveiled the 7-seat Acadia. The Jimmy – same as Envoy received four safety stars when tested by NHTSA. For 2007 side-curtain airbags were made standard as well was XM Satellite Radio.