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Highway crash kills three Wharton County women

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the cause of a wreck that killed three.

DPS officials said the three young women were killed in a traffic accident just outside Hungerford late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

The exact time of occurrence is currently unknown to investigators.

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The three women were heading southbound on Highway 59 near County Road 214 when their car, a 2015 Kia Optima, veered into the inside lane, overcorrected and then, left the road.

After rolling multiple times, the vehicle went into the ditch alongside the highway, coming to a stop in the brush near the railroad track.

All passengers were ejected during the crash.

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20-year-old Briana Hernandez, 18-year-old Bianca Hernandez and 19-year-old Miranda Deases, all of El Campo, were pronounced dead at the scene by Wharton County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Glenn Russell.

Officials did state it is believed that none of the women were wearing seatbelts.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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