Aug 16, 9:03 AM EDT

SUV rollover in South Texas leaves 3 dead, 8 injured


GONZALES, Texas (AP) -- An SUV rollover in South Texas has left a Houston-area couple and one of their children dead and eight youngsters hurt.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday said a tire blowout caused the wreck on Interstate 10 near Gonzales.

Sgt. Deon Cockrell says Saturday morning's accident killed the driver, 33-year-old Shakneaqui (shuh-NEE'-kwee) Deborah Gallow. Her 33-year-old husband, Melvin Gallow, and their 8-year-old son, Melvin Jr., also died.

Cockrell says the driver was the only person wearing a seat belt or in car seats. The 10 other people were ejected. Cockrell says there were more people in the SUV than seats.

Eight children, ages 2 to 13, were transported to a hospital. Cockrell had no details Tuesday on their conditions. Some of the children are related to the Gallows.

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