MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Five people are dead, including three
children, after a Volkswagen Beetle slammed head-on into a dump
All four people in the subcompact car were killed on impact in
the Saturday afternoon crash on Farm Road 1788, about five miles
north of Midland.
The Texas Department of Public Safety identified them as driver
Deborah Beck of Andrews and her three grandchildren: 8-year-old
Tiffany Klein, 3-year-old Jeremyah Rodriguez and 2-year-old
DPS Trooper John Barton says dump truck driver 56-year-old Edwin
Timmer apparently was killed in the ensuing flames. Barton says
Timmer was talking with his wife after the crash but was unable to
escape the truck, which was towing a trailer.
Barton says all five were wearing their seat restraints.
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