Authorities say 8 dead in Texas vehicle crash

ANNONA, Texas (AP) - December 31, 2011

Trooper Sylvia Jennings with the Texas Department of Public Safety says a car traveling eastbound on U.S. 82 in Annona in East Texas crossed the center line and struck a westbound car driven by Sonia de la Torre of Annona. She and her 8-year-old daughter Erica, 6-year-old son Saul Jr. and 10-month-old son Eric all died.

Eric Wright and Curtis Derelle Sanders of Compton, Calif., who were in the eastbound car, were also killed. Two other people in their car also died.

Authorities say a passer-by discovered the cars in flames. Jennings says there were no witnesses.

Annona is about 150 miles northeast of Dallas.

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