A woman was killed and six people were injured Saturday morning when her son’s vehicle skidded into oncoming traffic and hit a truck in Wise County, officials say.
Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called about 9:40 a.m. to the crash at FM730, near CR4181, outside Decatur.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 20-year-old Decatur man was driving too fast to negotiate a curve on the wet road and his 2007 Cadillac Escalade skidded sideways into the northbound lane, officials said.
A 2019 Ford F-150 struck the passenger side of the Escalade, ejecting the driver and his mother, Manuela Pedroza, DPS Sgt. Richard Hunter said.
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Pedroza, 47, was killed.
The driver, who has not been charged, had serious injuries, and a 14-year-old had injuries not thought to be life-threatening, according to the DPS.
The driver of the Ford, a 37-year-old Azle man, and his 31-year-old wife were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth in critical condition, Hunter said.
Their two sons — ages 2 and 5 — were both hospitalized. The 2-year-old has since been released.
The 5-year-old, who was transported in serious condition, remained at Cook Children’s Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, the DPS said.