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3 dead, 2 in critical condition after multi-vehicle crash in Walker County

WALKER COUNTY, Texas – DPS troopers are investigating a deadly crash that killed three people Saturday morning and shut down the southbound lanes of I-45.

EMS crews responded to a three-car accident around 3:30 a.m. on I-45 just south of Huntsville city limits.

Troopers said a Honda crashed into a vehicle that was abandoned on the shoulder of the road.

A Jeep Patriot traveling southbound tried to avoid that crash and flipped.  

One person was ejected and three passengers died on the scene, investigators say.

A female front-seat passenger in the Patriot was airlifted in critical condition.

A male driver in the Patriot was transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center, also in critical condition.

The driver of the Honda was uninjured.