5 Family Members on Vacation Killed in Car Crash with 18-Wheeler on Texas Highway

5 Family Members on Vacation Killed in Car Crash with 18-Wheeler on Texas Highway

Five people, including two children, were killed in a multi-vehicle collision on a Texas highway southwest of Houston.

Five were killed and at least seven were injured in the tragic accident involving an 18-wheeler semi-trailer, a white passenger van and a Ford F-250 pickup truck, according to the Victoria Advocate.

A female, two males and two children, a boy and a girl, traveling in the van were pronounced dead at the scene. There were 10 total passengers in the vehicle on their way to a cruise, the Victoria Advocate reported.

The victims were related and were traveling south for a vacation, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Of the five remaining passengers in the van, one was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, three were transported to DeTar Hospital North, and another was taken to Citizens Medical Center.

The two passengers in the Ford F-250 were also taken to Citizens Medical Center, and were reported to be in stable condition Saturday.

“The white van was driving in the left lane,” Department of Public Safety Sergeant Ruben San Miguel told NBC News. “The truck was driving in the right lane just north of Telferner. For reasons under investigation, the van struck the left rear side of the semi-trailer with the front right of the van.”

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The driver of the van reportedly lost control, crossing the center median into oncoming traffic and hitting the Ford F-250.

Local news outlet KTRK reported that the van was trying to get on a ramp when it bumped the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the semi-trailer did not sustain any injuries from the collision.

San Miguel told Victoria Advocate that an investigation is underway.

“We are working diligently as a department with all our resources, from emergency management to the Texas Rangers, who are aiding us in resources and any kind of equipment we need to help us better understand contributing factors that led to this crash,” San Miguel told the outlet, adding, “Pay attention when you’re driving. The main thing is for drivers to be aware of how important it is to be alert when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Be alert to everything.”

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Gisele Bündchen Wishes Her Twin a Happy Birthday as Husband Tom Brady Shares Romantic Tribute

Gisele Bündchen Wishes Her Twin a Happy Birthday as Husband Tom Brady Shares Romantic Tribute

Gisele Bündchen is celebrating her special day with twin sister Patricia!

The pair celebrated their 39th birthday on Saturday, with the supermodel sharing a sweet tribute to her sister on Instagram in Portuguese.

“Happy birthday to my other half! Today separated physically, but always connected at heart,” she also wrote in English alongside a photo of the sisters embracing. “I miss you so much. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world! I love you!”

Friends and family were quick to comment on the post, with fellow supermodel Karlie Kloss writing, “Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the most incredible sisters ❤👑👑❤.”

Gisele’s husband, Tom Brady also commented on the image of the sisters, calling them “super twins.”

“Happy birthday Super Twins!!! The Brady’s love the Bundchen’s!” he wrote.

RELATED:  Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady’s Adorable Family Photo Album

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Happy Birthday Mamai! Você é a luz que ilumina nossos dias ❤❤!!!! Nos te amamos muito!! 🧚‍♀️💕https://people.com/style/gisele-bundchen-wishes-twin-happy-birthday-tom-brady-romantic-tribute/

Prince George Is Turning 6 See the Future Kings Official Birthday Portraits Through the Years

Prince George Is Turning 6 See the Future Kings Official Birthday Portraits Through the Years

Prince George is turning 6!

Ahead of the future king’s birthday on Monday, his proud parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, released new photos, just as they’ve done in years past.

The adorable portraits, in which George wears the official England National Soccer Team jersey, were recently taken by proud mom Kate in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace. Another photo showed George in a different outfit, a green polo and striped shorts, as he smiled for a more candid moment.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share new photographs of Prince George to mark His Royal Highness’s sixth birthday.,” Kensington Palace said in a statement on Instagram. “Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages!”

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William and Kate released official portraits for every one of George’s birthdays. When he turned 1, they shared beautiful photos of the future king and his parents taken at London’s Natural History Museum in a butterfly exhibit.

For his 2nd birthday, they released an adorable photo taken by Mario Testino on the day of Princess Charlotte’s christening. The candid shot captured a fun moment between father and son. (See the photo here!)

On his third birthday, they released four too-cute photos of chubby-cheeked George standing on a swing, walking in the garden and playing with the family dog, Lupo.

William and Kate shared an adorable photo of George (complete with toothy grin!) taken at the royal family’s home of Kensington Palace for his 4th birthday.

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Last year to celebrate George’s 5th birthday, the prince sported one of his biggest smiles yet for a photo taken in the garden of Clarence House by photographer Matt Porteous after the christening of George’s baby brother, Prince Louis, on July 9, 2018.

Despite his royal status, Prince George is also just a regular kid. During a recent outing to watch Prince William and Prince Harry compete in a charity polo match, the little royal kept busy by kicking a soccer ball and having a car-side picnic

Read more: https://people.com/royals/prince-george-6th-birthday-portraits-through-the-years/

Whats Different About Prince Georges 6th Birthday Portraits

Whats Different About Prince Georges 6th Birthday Portraits

Kate Middleton has proven herself to be a talented photographer, and her kids are often her favorite subjects.

The royal mom was finally behind the camera for Prince George‘s 6th birthday portraits, with her eldest son posing in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace.

The images were more intimate than George’s past official birthday photos as the family often taps professionals when it comes time for the prince’s annual snaps. (Kate has shot official birthday portraits for Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.)

John Stillwell of the Press Association took photos of the family when they were just a trio to celebrate George’s first birthday. And famed photographer Mario Testino snapped the official portrait for the prince’s second birthday at Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.

Matt Porteous has been part of George’s birthday celebrations twice — Porteous released four too-cute photos of chubby-cheeked George standing on a swing, walking in the garden and playing with the family dog, Lupo, for the royal’s third birthday, and he captured George’s huge smile for his fifth birthday portrait. Chris Getty took photos of the little prince at the family’s Kensington Palace home for his fourth birthday.

Because George is third in line to the throne (behind grandfather Prince Charles and dad Prince William), it’s likely that the royal family had opted for a more formal photo to mark each milestone.

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Kate, who studied art history at the University of St. Andrews, is a keen photographer and regularly shares photos she’s taken of her royal children. Most recently, she got behind the camera for birthday portraits of Charlotte, who turned 4 in May, and Louis, who celebrated his first birthday in April.

Kate and William released three new photos of their third child in April, taken outdoors at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall, in which Louis shows off two new teeth with his smile. He even has grass covering his sweater, showing that the photoshoot doubled as playtime!

Charlotte also went outside for her latest portraits, running around the grounds of Anmer Hall with a bow in her hair.

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