KINGSBURY, TX (06/19/2016) — A violent car accident on Sunday morning has left three people dead and two in critical condition.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), 77-year-old Ann Bertling, 6-year-old Bethany Bertling, and 12-year-old Tristan Gonzalez were all killed in broadsided accident that occurred at the intersection of Highway 90 and Gander Slough Road in Kingsbury, Texas.
DPS Trooper Samson Krueger stated that at around 9:30 a.m. 44-year-old Andrew Toney may have fallen asleep as he was traveling westbound in a Dodge Ram 3500 and collided with Bertling’s vehicle.
“The truck was traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 90, while the 2007 Nissan Altima was stopped on Gander Slough Road, waiting to turn onto the highway,” Trooper Krueger said. “It appears that the driver of the truck fell asleep, went off the roadway and T-boned the car sitting at the intersection.”
A total of five occupants were in the Altima: Ann Bertling, her three grandchildren (6-year-old Bethany Bertling, 12-year-old Christian Bertling, and 5-year-old Landon Bertling), and their friend 12-year-old Tristan Gonzalez.
Bethany, Tristan, and Ann were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. Landon and Christian were airlifted to Dell Children’s Medical Center in critical condition.
This wreck remains under investigation.
As the DPS reported, the driver who caused this accident may have fallen asleep at the wheel shortly before the crash. Since their investigation is currently pending, we are unsure at this time if charges will be filed. However, we will provide additional information as it becomes available. If you have further information on this accident, please leave a comment below.