At least 13 people were killed when an overcrowded pickup struck two trees along a rural road in South Texas Sunday night. Texas Department of Public Safety via AP
South of San Antonio, TX (USA Today) -- At least 13 people were killed and 10 injured when a pickup jammed with passengers veered off the roadway in rural South Texas and hit two large trees.
Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said 23 passengers were crammed into the truck's cab and bed, the Associated Press reports.
Eleven deaths were initially reported Sunday night. Two died overnight in the hospital.
A man claiming to be the driver was thrown from the truck and survived, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The accident occurred on U.S. 59 in Goliad County, southeast of San Antonio.