UPDATE: Four killed in crash

Posted by Janis Demarest - email

LUFKIN (KLTV)- Four people were killed and two were injured in a two car wreck late Wednesday night on Highway 103, 11 miles west of Lufkin.

According to Department of Public Safety Investigator Howard Kevin Maloneas, a Dodge van was stopped in the east bound shoulder of Highway 103 when the driver of the van attempted to make a u-turn, traveling into the path of a semi-truck.

Maloneas said the semi slammed into the van, which was carrying a family of four from Austin and a family of two from Pflugerville.

Todd Szymankiewicz, 35, and his two small children, ages three and four died at the scene. Todd's wife, Deva Szymankiewicz survived the accident. As of Thursday, she was reported to be in stable condition at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin.

The driver, Holly Klein, of Pflugerville, survived the accident as well. Dakota Klein, 14, also of Pflugerville died at the scene.

It's reported that the entire family was wearing their seatbelts. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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