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5 die in crash on way to Disney World, police say

2 years 2 weeks 5 days ago November 20, 2014 Nov 20, 2014 Thursday, November 20 2014 November 20, 2014 2:12 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

CALHOUN - Louisiana State Police say three children and two adults from a family in Texas were killed when their vehicle veered off the interstate and rolled over in northeast Louisiana.

State police spokesman Michael Reichardt says the car was driven by a 16-year-old who likely fell asleep at the wheel just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the five who died, the driver and two other passengers suffered minor injuries.

The family was making its way from Texas to Florida for a vacation at Walt Disney World.

Authorities identified the adults killed as Michael and Trudi Hardman of Terrell, Texas. The children killed were ages 4, 7 and 15. State police say none of those killed wore seat belts.

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