Three people were killed in a head-on collision on State Highway 6 outside Valley Mills late Thursday evening, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson said Friday.
Troopers were called to the two-vehicle crash, about 3.5 miles north of Valley Mills, at about 7:20 p.m. The driver of a 2004 Chevy Suburban, Christopher Lee Berry, 32, of Clifton, was headed north and crossed into a no-passing zone while trying to pass two other northbound vehicles, Wilson said.
As Berry was attempting to pass the other cars, a southbund 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Diego Heredia, 20, of Valley Mills, was approaching and steered onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the crash, Wilson said. The Suburban and Jetta collided head-on, killing Heredia and his two passengers, Taylor Bradley, 19, and Griffin Anderson, 17, both of Clifton.
Berry was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with serious injuries, Wilson said. He remained in serious condition Friday morning.
The investigation remains ongoing, Wilson said. No additional information was available Friday.