Holiday Tragedy: Mini Van Crash Leaves 5 Family Members Dead

October 5, 2015

It seems the holiday season can sometimes be the saddest time of the year for many people, and for the Hines family that's exactly what it is.  A fatal car accident leaves five of their family members dead.

The accident happened as the family headed west on I-10 through Ascension Parish, a tire on the mini-van blew out. The van rolled several times across the median and ended up in the eastbound lanes of the interstate.

The van was believed to be over-packed carrying two adults and 13 children.  So far the driver and 4 children are confirmed dead, and 7 others listed in critical condition.