- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

KYLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities In Texas say four people have died in a wreck caused by a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 35 south of Austin.

The wreck early Friday involved three vehicles and was triggered by one traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-35 in Kyle.

Kyle municipal spokesman Jerry Hendrix says two men, a woman and a baby in a minivan died at the scene shortly after 1 a.m. Two other children in the minivan were hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Justice of the Peace Beth Smith identified those killed as the driver, Heinrich Martens, 31, and passengers Margaretha Wall Hildebrandt, 27; Gerhard Hiebert Peters, 30; and Jacob Wall Hiebert, 16 months. Smith said passports found in the minivan showed the four were from Brampton, Ontario.

Hendrix says the driver of a Honda Civic traveling in the wrong direction, Wilson Rene Molinares, 22, of San Marcos, is hospitalized in critical condition.

The driver of a pickup also involved in the wreck was treated at the scene.

Hendrix says northbound lanes were closed for hours but have since reopened.

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