FALLS COUNTY - UPDATE (March 17, 2017 - 2:13 p.m.): The 19-year-old who died has been identified as Marco M. Moner, of Cypress, DPS Troopers said Friday.
UPDATE (March 16, 2017 - 8:17 a.m.): A 19-year-old victim passed away Thursday morning as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Police are withholding his name until the next of kin is notified.
MARLIN - Six people are in area hospitals after a single vehicle rollover just before 6:00 pm. on State Highway 6 in Marlin.
Officials said the driver of a Ford Explorer had a blowout on its rear tire.
The driver overcorrected the SUV causing it to overturn numerous times ejecting the everyone in the vehicle.
Highway 6 was closed in both directions due to the major accident.
Most of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts.
Three occupants were flown to Temple Scott & White, two in critical and one in stable condition. Another occupant was flown to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest and the other two were taken by EMS in stable.condition.
Officials believe the victims were traveling from Houston.
The crash is still under investigation.
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