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Evadale, Silsbee teens among four killed in Sunday morning crash in Chambers County

A balloon release is planned for Monday afternoon in memory of Kaiden Vinson at Evadale High School

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Texas — Four people have died after an early-morning wreck in Chambers County. 

According to DPS Troopers, 20-year-old Kathy Torres-Garza of Houston was driving a Suburban south on Highway 124, when a Honda car drifted across the center line, hitting her vehicle. She didn't survive.

The driver of the car, 17-year-old Kaiden Vinson, along with his two passengers, 19-year-old William Taylor and 20-year-old Peyton Chapman were also killed in the crash according to DPS.  

Vinson and Chapman were siblings. Vinson lived in Evadale, and Chapman lived in Beaumont. Taylor was from Silsbee. 

DPS Troopers say investigation shows none of the people in the Honda were wearing seat belts. 

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

The crash occurred on Highway 124, near Fig Ridge Road just south of Winnie, around 1:40 a.m. Sunday.

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