- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

DALHART, Texas (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy was among three people from Phoenix killed in a two-car accident on icy roads in the Texas Panhandle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday said that five others were also injured, including a 68-year-old Minnesota woman who was in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital. An 11-month-old boy was also hurt.

The accident happened Saturday morning near Dalhart. A strong winter cold front had dumped about four inches of snow on the area.

Authorities say a Chevrolet Tahoe carrying the three Arizona residents was driving too fast for road conditions and spun into oncoming traffic, striking a 2012 Buick.

The adults killed were identified as 34-year-old Paz Alejandra Rocha and 38-year-old Gilberto Garcia Perez. The name of the boy was not released.



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