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Accident causes death and sends eight to hospital

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A major vehicle accident leaves one Sinton woman dead and eight other people to are hospitals.

DPS officials said that Melissa Ann Garcia, 31, died after her car was T-boned Friday at the intersection of Highways 181 and 188. Jose Gomez, 21, and Garcia's four children were also inside her vehicle.

Investigators said that Gomez had pulled out into the intersection after stopping when Whitney Wettberg, 22-year-old from Universal City, ran a stop sign at that intersection, which caused the crash.

One of the children involved was thrown out of the vehicle. None of Garcia's children were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.