WHARTON, TX (WHARTON COUNTY) – A head-on collision in Wharton, located about 35 miles southwest of Sugar Land, this weekend led to the deaths of a toddler and four adults, and the hospitalization of an infant, according to KBMT.
The accident occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday morning on Highway 59, near the exit for Highway 60 and FM 961, when the driver of a black Cadillac SUV lost control of the vehicle.
The Cadillac traveled off the left side of the roadway, through the median, and into the lanes of oncoming traffic. It then collided with a Nissan Altima head-on.
Three adults in the Altima died at the scene, and a toddler in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital before being declared dead.
The other driver died of injuries sustained during the crash.
An infant in the Altima was taken to the hospital in Houston for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released.
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