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Mother and child die in 4-vehicle collision north of Burnet

BURNET — A mother and child have died after a four-vehicle collision Sept. 3  on U.S. 281 north of the Burnet city limits, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The collision about five miles north of Burnet was reported to dispatch sometime about 9:30 a.m.

“A white Lexus was northbound on 281, when, for some unknown reason, it traveled off the right side of the road. It overcorrected, striking a red pickup truck,” said DPS spokeswoman Sgt. Robbie Barrera. “The red pickup truck was pushed into oncoming or southbound traffic, (striking) head-on into a Ford Expedition. The Lexus continued northbound, striking a second vehicle.”

The driver of the Ford Expedition, 26-year-old Roselee Rodriguez, and the passenger, 6-year-old West Adair Jr., both of Fort Hood, were pronounced dead at the scene. Another child passenger was transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin.

The driver of the Lexus was transported to Seton Williamson County in Round Rock.

Barrera said DPS troopers are continuing the investigation.

editor@thepicayune.com

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