A crash in East Travis County
leaves three people dead, two of them children.
The accident happened at the intersection of SH 130 at FM 969. Investigators say Kevin Sparkman
, 44, exited off the SH 130 toll road shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, but did not stop at the stop sign
where the off-ramp meets FM 969. As he passed through the intersection, troopers say Sparkman's pick-up truck clipped a Mazda Protege, swerved, and then T-boned a black SUV.
The impact pushed both the truck and SUV into a nearby ditch. The truck landed upside down.
The driver in the SUV has been identified as Margarita Morfin
, 29. Troopers say Morfin and her two children ages 11 and eight, died in the crash
. A third child, 13 years old, was taken to Dell Children's Hospital. According to the Department of Public Safety's preliminary investigation, none of the children were wearing a seat belt
Troopers say hospital officials describe the 13-year-old's condition as critical, but non life-threatening. Sparkman was treated at the hospital with non life-threatening injuries
. Troopers say charges against him are pending.