5 killed, several injured in violent crash near Victoria, Texas

VICTORIA, Tex. (KBTX)- Five people are dead after a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 59 southbound just north of Victoria.

Thirteen people were hurt in the crash around 11:15 a.m. that involved a passenger van, a heavy-duty pickup truck, and an 18-wheeler, according to KPRC-TV in Houston.

All those who died were in the van.

There were 10 people in all inside the van. Two people were inside the pickup truck, The Victoria Advocate newspaper reported. The driver of the 18-wheeler was the only person who was not injured.

Troopers are working to determine the cause of the crash.