BELL COUNTY, Texas (FOX 44) – Two children have died in a Bell County crash.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded at approximately 6:08 p.m. Thursday to a report of a major crash at the Venable Village west of Killeen. A 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old man from Killeen was traveling westbound on Business 190 – while a 2020 Chevrolet Sonic passenger car driven by a 35-year-old woman from Killeen was traveling eastbound on Business 190.

A 2017 Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by a 42-year-old man from Kempner was traveling eastbound behind the Chevrolet Sonic. Troopers say that for reasons unknown, the pickup made a u-turn in the path of the Sonic and collided with both the Sonic and the F-350.

The drivers of the 2004 Chevrolet and the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic were transported for serious injuries. It is unknown if the driver of the F-350 sustained any injuries.

DPS says that two passengers in the Sonic were killed as a result of the crash. A ten-year-old boy, along with an eight-year-old boy were pronounced dead.

The names of the boys have not been released, but a gofundme account has been set up by friends of the family. FOX 44 News is not publishing the names of the children until they can be verified.

This investigation is still active and open. Next of kin have been notified. 

The City of Killeen says Darnall EMS, Fort Hood Fire Department, Killeen Police Department, and Air Evac 66 assisted the Killeen Fire Department.