Waxahachie Family Killed in Crash

SUV plunges off bridge in Mexico

Seven people, including four children, were killed when a sport utility vehicle traveling from Texas plunged off an unfinished bridge into a river in northern Mexico.

Among the apparent drowning victims were a father and mother and their two young children from Waxahachie, Texas, about 30 miles south of Dallas.

One person in the SUV survived.

The Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said the group was driving from Dallas before dawn yesterday to visit family in Mexico. The accident happened at a bridge near Ojinaga, a border town across the Rio Grande from Presidio, Texas.

Officials say the driver realized too late that the bridge didn't span the Conchos River, and the vehicle fell upside down into the water.

A spokesman for the state prosecutor's office says there were no signs or barriers keeping traffic off the bridge.


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