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An ambulance overturned after a two-vehicle crash

An ambulance overturned after a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Galveston.

The ambulance was responding to an emergency call around 7 p.m. with its lights and sirens on when it got into a wreck at 21st and Broadway.

The medic behind the wheel and a student in the passenger seat were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, and the two people in the other vehicle were not injured.

The Galveston Police Department is still investigating what sparked the crash.

Wichita Falls pedestrian is killed by pickup truck

A Wichita Falls man is killed and another person is injured after being hit by a truck while walking along U.S. 59 in southeast Texas.

Justin Carl Schlotzhauer,30, of Wichita Falls, was one of the pedestrians struck by a dodge pickup truck Tuesday night near Shepherd, Texas.

The initial crash report indicates that Jerme Burson, 37, was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup north on Highway 59 when he drove onto the shoulder of the road and struck Schlotzhauer and another person who were walking north. Schlotzhauer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other person who was hit was taken to the hospital and is being treated for minor injuries.

DPS troopers at the scene determined that Burson, who was not injured in the crash, was driving while intoxicated when the wreck occurred.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.

4 Killed in Ector Count Sunday

Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017 5:24 pm

Odessa American

A total of four people were killed and two were injured following a collision on Northwest Loop 338 in Ector County on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Both drivers involved in the head-on collision were killed, as well as an 8-year-old girl and a 29-year-old woman who were passengers in one of the pick-up trucks.

Christopher Soliz, 30, was driving a 2008 Ford F-250 northbound on Northwest Loop 338 when he lost control and entered the southbound lane around 4:21 p.m. Sunday. The Ford truck collided with a 2016 Dodge pick-up towing a cargo trailer driven by Calistro Carrillo, 35, of Odessa. Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene. A DPS report shows Carrillo was wearing his seatbelt at the time and had no passengers in his vehicle.

One of Soliz’s passengers, 29-year-old Elizabeth Navarette of Odessa, was also pronounced dead at the scene. The 8-year-old Odessa girl was transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa and later pronounced dead. Soliz, Navarette and the girl were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck, according to the DPS report.

Two other passengers in Soliz’s vehicle were injured during the wreck including a 2-year-old girl and 10-year-old girl, both of Odessa. It was unknown if the 10-year-old was wearing a seatbelt, but the report shows the toddler was in a child safety seat.

The 2-year-old was transported to Medical Center Hospital and the 10-year-old was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

The DPS report shows the weather conditions were clear and cloudy and the road conditions were wet at the time of the wreck. The incident was investigated by DPS Odessa troopers.