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6-month-old killed in I-35 van crash; 13 injured

6-month-old killed in I-35 van crash; 13 injured
Monday, September 6, 2010 - 8:36pm

HILLSBORO, Texas (AP) - A six-month old baby girl was killed
when a van carrying a family lost control on Interstate 35 in
central Texas and flipped over several times, injuring 13 others.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lisa Block says
the accident happened Monday around 2 a.m. north of Hillsboro.

Block says troopers think a tire blowout caused the van to lose

The girl who died has been identified as Evelyn Kate Garcia.

DPS officials say the van was pulling a trailer and the
passengers told authorities they were traveling from Dallas to
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, for a family reunion and a mission trip.

DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel said Monday afternoon that of the 13
taken to area hospitals, five had been treated and released.

The rest were in stable condition.

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