Mother and two kids killed in Parker County crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this afternoon along Highway 199 just west of Springtown in Parker County.

At 12:35pm, Parker County Emergency Services District #1, Lifecare EMS, and multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Highway 199 at Park View Court in regards to a major accident.

DPS Troopers believe an SUV was driving east on Highway 199 behind a pickup truck when the pickup truck slowed to turn left onto Park View Court. The driver of the SUV failed to slow and veered to the left in an attempt to avoid hitting the pickup truck. The SUV clipped the back of pickup truck, causing the SUV to slide into oncoming traffic. An oncoming vehicle broadsided the SUV.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 25-year-old woman, and two children, identified as a 7-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl, were all pronounced deceased at the scene. Another driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Lanes of Highway 199 were closed while DPS Troopers investigated the scene.