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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:31 pm

Victims killed in a head-on collision Monday, July 30 have been identified.

Elizabeth Anne Dowdy, 25, of Salado, Texas was killed in the accident along with her children Fischer Phillip Dowdy, 3, and Benjamin Samuel Dowdy, 2, also of Salado.
Elizabeth and her husband Samuel Dowdy were expecting a third child in October.

Carnes Funeral Home of Galveston is in charge of arrangements for the family.

According to DPS trooper Robbie Barrera, around 9:45 a.m., the Mazda four-door car heading northbound on Hwy. 95 swerved into the southbound lane, hitting a Toyota Sienna van that was heading in the opposite direction.

"Of course, 95 is a two-lane, no passing roadway, but for some unknown reason, the Mazda went into the southbound lane of traffic and the driver of the Toyota took evasive action when she noticed that the Mazda was in the wrong lane of traffic, causing them to hit head on," she said.

Upon impact, Barrera said the Mazda burst into flames, leaving everything unrecognizable.

The driver of the Toyota was Jeanette Fields of Hutto, who was with her three daughters – 7-year-old twins and an 8-year old, Barrera said.

"The mom was taken to Brackenridge Hospital and the three daughters were taken to DELL Children's Hospital," she said. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

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