A woman driving the wrong way down Interstate 20 in Mesquite, Texas with her three children caused a fiery, deadly, head-on accident on Thursday night.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and the reason the woman was mistakenly driving the wrong way on the interstate.
According to Texas new sources, 27-year-old Krystle Carranza and her three children were driving to Denton to see her husband on Thursday at around 11:30 p.m. when she entered the wrong side of I-20 East and began driving west. Although a Department of Public Safety trooper saw the wrong-way vehicle and tried to alert the driver, Carranza slammed into an SUV seconds later, causing both vehicles to burst into flames with everyone inside. Killed in the accident were Carranza as well as her three children, 10-month old Aleah, 3-year-old Delaney and 5-year-old Nevaeh. In addition, the driver of the SUV, 70-year-old Fred Ulysses Hammett, died in the accident.
Although passers-by stopped to try and help the occupants of both cars, all five Texas car accident victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The father of the children said that he was on the phone with his oldest daughter at the time of the crash, and could hear Carranza saying that, “they are pushing me off of the road.” Carranza has a criminal history that includes an arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, but it is not yet clear if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.