Five Dead in Leon County Wreck

DPS says all five people involved in a head-on collision in Leon County died.

At 1:12pm Friday, 72-year-old Betty Langford was travelling southbound on Highway 79 a few miles north of Buffalo. She was attempting to pass another car when she slammed head-on into a car with four college students in the northbound lane.

Four of the five victims died at the scene. One of the students was transferred to a hospital, where they died an hour-and-a-half later. Authorities say two of the four students were not wearing their seatbelts.

All the students were from Asia, between 20 and 22 years of age, and apparently were living together in Houston. One was a UT-Tyler student. The other three were taking classes at San Jacinto.

The students parents were still in their home country, and had not been notified by Friday night.


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