5 family members traveling from GA killed in fiery TX crash

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SINTON, Texas (KRIS) — Five family members are dead after a one-vehicle crash on a South Texas highway.

Investigators believe the driver may have fallen asleep around 3 a.m., causing the SUV to roll off the overpass onto the roadway below.

A total of nine people were riding in the vehicle. They were believed to be traveling from Georgia to the Valley.

The Suburban, which was towing a trailer, caught on fire under the overpass.

Five people have died and four others were taken to a hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

No identities have been released as the investigation continues.This story is developing. News 3 will continue to bring you further updates.

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