' rel='shortcut icon'/>

Amber Alert

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Accident victims identified:Thursday night’s accident on Interstate 35 UPDATE

A carload of small-town Kansas brothers and sisters have been identified as the victims of Thursday night’s accident on Interstate 35, one of whom died after two wheels from a tractor-trailer flew off, shearing the roof off their oncoming car. The accident killed 23-year-old Luke Hausmann and injured his sisters, Anna, 20, and Julia, 16, and his brother, Ethan, 20, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. The siblings were from Atchison, Kan., population 10,000, and were in Texas visiting relatives.

The New Orleans-based driver of the truck wasn’t injured.

While Ethan and Julia Hausmann have since been treated and released from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Anna was listed in serious condition Friday. DPS officials said she suffered head trauma.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Loop 340 and I-35 in Bellmead, DPS officials say. Two tires flew off the southbound truck, crossed the interstate median and struck the northbound Hausmann vehicle.

Backed-up traffic caused at least one minor accident.

Atchison Realtor Janice Reiss said the siblings were home-schooled and restored homes as part of their family business. The siblings called their business The Hausmann Group.Source


make truckers drive safe said...

this is the second one of my close friends that has been killed by negligent semi drivers/companys..
will someone explain to me how why people will put money above the safety of everyone on the road..