MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Five people are dead, including three children, after a Volkswagen Beetle slammed head-on into a dump truck.
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 Sebastian Savage.
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.