Head-on collision near Glen Rose kills 4, injures 7

Posted Friday, Jul. 19, 2013  Print Reprints

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A family’s trip to a family reunion turned deadly Friday afternoon when their van was struck head-on by a car in Somervell County near Glen Rose, killing four people and injuring seven others.

The wreck occurred about 1:15 p.m. on U.S. 67, west of Glen Rose and near County Road 2016.

Texas Highway Patrol Sr. Trooper Dub Gillum said a white Pontiac Bonneville was traveling east on 67 when for an unknown reason, the driver veered into oncoming traffic, striking a Kia Sedona van head-on.

“The Pontiac veered over into the westbound lanes and then veered back but didn't veer back far enough and they hit on the center stripe,” Gillum said.

The collision killed three of the van's six occupants, who had been headed to a reunion in Hamilton when the crash occurred, Gillum said.

“Other family members were in another vehicle and came up on the crash,” Gillum said.

The deceased from the van have been identified as Mark Burns, 57, his wife, 53-year-old Darla Burns, and his mother, Wanda Burns, 90, all of Bedford.

Three children in the van ages 14, 15, and 16, were taken to Fort Worth area hospitals, one by helicopter ambulance, Gillum said.

A 47-year-old female passenger of the Pontiac was also killed in the wreck. She is not being identified because her next of kin has not yet been notified.

Injured from the Pontiac were the woman's 44-year-old husband, who was driving the car, a 19-year-old woman, and two children, a 6-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, Gillum said.

The injuries of at least one from the Pontiac are believed to be life-threatening, he said.

A John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman said late Friday afternoon that the hospital received three of the injured — an adult male in fair condition, an adult female in critical condition, and an adolescent female list in fair condition.

Cook Children’s Medical Center received two children injured in the wreck, a spokeswoman for that hospital said.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd