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Mother injured in fatal Kilgore crash still in critical condition

Mother injured in fatal Kilgore crash still in critical condition
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POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 6:16pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:00pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: Early Friday evening Rusk County Sheriff's Office stated the Heena Patel, the mother involved in Thursday's wreck, had passed away. The hospital she was taken too released a statement saying that she has not passed, but is still in critical condition.

The woman's two children were pronounced dead at the scene early Thursday morning.

The father, whom was driving the family's van, was treated and released from a local hospital. He was identified as Ketanbhai Patel, 42.


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The mother was identified as 43-year-old Heema Patel. The children killed were Ryera Patel, 5, and Trish Patel, 12. 

Shelby Taylor, 22, of Henderson was charged with two counts of intoxicated manslaughter and could now face an additional charge. Her bail was set at $501,000.

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my husband arrived just moments after this horrific accident happened, the drunk driver tried to get away, & failed, it was the most devasting accident he has ever witnessed, especially when children are involved, & they were on vacation~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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