FULTON, Texas (AP) — Four people are dead after an SUV traveling along the Texas Gulf Coast veered into oncoming traffic and struck a sedan head-on.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says witnesses reported a Ford Escape was passing several vehicles late Friday when it crossed the center line north of Fulton, near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

The SUV struck a southbound Honda Civic carrying four people. Three people in the Civic, including a 6-year-old girl, were killed and a fourth person was critically injured.

The three in the Civic who died were not wearing seat belts and were thrown from the car.

The driver of the SUV, identified by DPS as 22-year-old Erin Caroline Donalson, was flown to a Corpus Christi hospital where she died.

DPS troopers are continuing to investigate the wreck.