3 members of Mississippi family killed in Texas wreck
Authorities say three members of a Mississippi family were killed and three others injured when their SUV slid off a slick Texas Panhandle highway and struck an oncoming vehicle.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says 35-year-old Elizabeth Johanson of Cleveland, Miss., was driving too fast in wintry weather when the SUV careened off Interstate 40 near Shamrock on Thurs- day.
The SUV crossed the median into westbound traffic and struck a recreational vehicle carrying a California couple.
Johanson and her husband, 35-year-old Adam Johanson, died at a hospital. Their daughter Jane died at the scene.
Adam Johanson was a physics professor and planetarium director at Mississippi’s Delta State University.
Their three other children, ages 3, 5 and 12, were treated for injuries and released.
The Californians weren’t injured.