7 Critical After La. Highway Wreck That Killed 5

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana State Police say four children ranging in age from 2 to 14 are among five people killed when a minivan packed with kids rolled on an interstate.

State police said Sunday that seven children remained in critical condition.

Another two with moderate injuries are considered stable.

The front-seat passenger, 28-year-old Stacey Hines, was in stable condition.

Police identified the children killed as 2-year-old Ricky Hines Jr.; 12-year-old Lachante Floyd; 14-year-old Edward Barnes; and 14-year-old Ashley Hines.

Also killed was the van's 38-year-old driver, Mona Hines.

Police say the GMC Safari minivan apparently blew a tire Saturday morning on Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge.

All 13 children were thrown from the vehicle.

None were wearing seat belts.


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