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Three teenagers killed in Hardin County multi-vehicle accident - KJAS.COM: Local News

Three teenagers killed in Hardin County multi-vehicle accident

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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:45 am | Updated: 6:47 am, Tue Sep 11, 2018.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says three Hardin County teenagers died, while a fourth teenager and two other people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident over the weekend near the Saratoga Community. It happened shortly before 6:00 Sunday evening at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 787 at Hunter Road.

According to DPS Sergeant Stephanie Davis, a 2015 Nissan Rogue was traveling westbound on FM 787 followed by a 2003 Chrysler van. The driver of the Nissan stopped to make a left turn onto Hunter Road. The Chrysler van stopped behind the Nissan. As both vehicles were stopped, the Chrysler van was rear-ended by a 2013 Chrysler 200 passenger vehicle. The impact of the collision pushed the van into the Nissan and caused the Chrysler 200 to spin into the eastbound traffic lanes. The Chrysler 200 was then struck by a 2003 Ford.

Davis said the driver of the Chrysler 200, 18-year-old Caringtin Mosley, of Batson, and two of her three passengers, 18-year-old Garrett Saulters, of Votaw, and 18-year-old Alix Neel, of Batson, were all pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Jackie Werner.

A fourth passenger in the Chrysler 200, 17-year-old Jaron Benavides, of Kountze, was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries.

According to Davis, the driver of the Chrysler van, 71-year-old Kenneth Mathews, of Beaumont, and the driver of the Ford, Arthur McMahon, 75, of Thicket, was both transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital, both with serious injuries.

Davis said the driver of the Nissan, 74-year-old Margaret McAdams, of Saratoga, was not injured.

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