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Three siblings, friend killed while driving to dance competition in Texas



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By Tim Stelloh

Three siblings and a family friend on their way to a dance competition were killed in a car accident in Texas, officials said Sunday.

Texas Department of Public Safety said Michael Williams and his sisters, 1

7-year-old Tiffany Williams and a 12-year-old who were not named, and friend Peyton Mackenzie Irwin, 19, died in the Friday Friday crash in central Texas, according to NBC affiliate KXAN.

Siblings who were in coma at a hospital in Austin, KXAN reported. They travel to San Antonio to watch a sibling compete in a national dance competition when the crash occurred in central Texas.

Siblings were in the sixth, eighth and eleventh classes, the Huntsville Independent School District said in a statement. Irwin graduated from a college in Huntsville last year.

"The death of a young person, much less four, is a loss that affects us all in some or other," said the district.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the four were killed when a Ford pickup "failed to control its speed" and fell into the Toyota Corolla family, according to KXAN.

It was not clear if the truck driver had been arrested.


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