A third child has died following a traffic accident in which a car was struck by a train in Milam (MY’-luhm) County.
The Rockdale community is grieving the loss of the three children who were killed when a car was struck by a Union Pacific freight train near Rockdale.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger on Thursday identified the youngest victim as 4-year-old Keeyati Hancock of Rockdale. Vinger says the boy died late Tuesday at a hospital in Temple, a day after the wreck that killed 9-year-old Monterious Hancock and 8-year-old Ahkeem Williams.
Vinger says the driver and legal guardian to all three children, 40-year-old Terrilyn Williams of Rockdale, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Vinger says the woman was the only person in the car wearing a seat belt.
The wreck happened on a rural crossing about two miles east of Rockdale.
Rockdale is about 50 miles northeast of Austin.