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DPS releases name of victims killed in two-car crash on Highway 77 in Chilton

According to Falls County Sheriff's Office, the highway has since reopened.

CHILTON, Texas — Three people are dead after a two-vehicle crash along US-77 near Chilton on March 31, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS said the crash occurred when a Fiat 500 hydroplaned while traveling northbound, which caused the vehicle to enter the southbound lane where it crashed into a Lexus RX.

DPS said the driver of the Fiat was thrown from the vehicle in the crash.

DPS identified the driver of the Fiat as 50-year-old Sherrie Holt of Chilton. She and a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene, according to DPS.

A passenger in the Lexus was also reportedly killed in the crash, identified as 41-year-old Michelle McCoy of Arlington. DPS stated two other occupants who were in the Lexus were taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waco with non-life-threatening injuries.

Next of kin have reportedly been notified for two of the people who were killed in the crash. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

DPS asks drivers to slow down and drive carefully during wet weather to reduce the chances of hydroplaning, and reminds drivers to always wear a seatbelt.

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