Early Sunday morning, August 2, around 3:00 a.m., highway patrol responded to a three-vehicle crash that claimed the life of one on E. Slaton Highway.

A Ford F-150 was traveling northeast in the southeast lanes on the 4200 block of E. Slaton Highway when it collided head on with a 2006 Chevy Suburban. Moments later, a 2008 Chevy Impala traveling southeast then collided with the two other vehicles.

Seven people involved in the crash were transported to UMC with serious injuries. A female passenger in the Suburban, Marissa Morroquin (24), died at the hospital shortly after the accident.

The LPD Accident Investigation Team was called out and continues to investigate.