Dripping Springs Crash: Five Dead on Highway 290 in Texas

Image: Accident scene in Dripping Springs, Texas
Five people died in a two-car collision in Dripping Springs, Texas, on Sunday.KXAN

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By Cassandra Vinograd

Five people died in a two-car collision on a rainy Texas highway Sunday, according to authorities.

The Mother's Day tragedy took place southwest of Austin in the town of Dripping Springs at around 2 p.m. (3 p.m. ET).

Police told NBC station KXAN that a car lost control on Highway 290 and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by another vehicle.

Five people died in a two-car collision in Dripping Springs, Texas, on Sunday.KXAN

One woman and two men in the vehicle that crossed into wrong lane were killed at the scene, according to police. Two women in the second car also died — one at the scene and the other at a local hospital, police added.

There were two survivors in the crash — one from each vehicle — and both were hospitalized in critical condition, police told KXAN.

"It was raining at the time of the collision so we're thinking that maybe the weather conditions had something to do with it," Sgt. Ryan McKittrich told KXAN. "One of the cars had kind of slick tires on it, so that may be a contributing factor for them losing control and going in the opposite lane of traffic."

A separate crash at around the same time killed two people on the same highway, east of Austin.

Police said it appears a pick-up truck carrying a family of five hydroplaned and overturned. The 24-year-old driver and 52-year-old front passenger were killed, the Manor Police Department said in a statement.

Ali Gostanian contributed.