Tragedy struck Monday evening in Refugio, after four people were killed and five more were injured in a major accident on Hwy 35 in Refugio County.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, according to police, a pick-up traveling south on Hwy 35 veered into the opposite lane of traffic, striking an oncoming vehicle. All four passengers in the oncoming vehicle were killed. The victims were identified as 26-year-old Rosa Linda Alvarado of Kyle, Texas; 27-year-old Becelia Gutierrez of Austin, Texas; seven-year-old Karly rose Chavez of Kyle, Texas; and four-year-old Riyan Vallejo of Austin, Texas.

Five passengers from the pick-up truck were then transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital, one of which was transported by HALO flight.