Two People Killed in Rollover Wreck near Madisonville

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MADISONVILLE - Two people are dead after a rollover wreck near Madisonville Saturday afternoon.

The wreck happened on Interstate 45 just north of the intersection of Highway 21 around 4:00 o'clock.

The Madison County Sheriff's office says that an SUV carrying multiple people rolled several times after a right rear tire blew while the SUV was traveling northbound on Interstate 45.

Department of Public Safety troopers say there was a total of 8 people in the SUV.

Two people were ejected.

Gerardo del Alba and Iris S. Llanas were killed and were sitting in the third row of the vehicle.

Two children, 7 year-old Aaron Suarez and Jorge Suarez, Jr, were taken by St. Joseph Air Medical and PHI to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston. Authorities say Aaron sustained skull and spine injuries in the crash. Jorge Jr. was last listed in stable condition.

Jorge L. Suarez, David Suarez and Sandra Llanas were transported to St. Joseph in Bryan.

DPS says the individuals who were ejected suffered major injuries because they were not wearing seatbelts

According to DPS, the driver of the vehicle was Juan Jara-Reyes of Houston.