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      Texting blamed in wreck that killed mother, child & elderly man

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      Texting and driving is being blamed in an accident that claimed the lives of a woman, her 11-month-old baby and an elderly man in another vehicle.

      Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the fatal accident.

      It all happened off Moorefield Road and Mile 7 North near Alton on Friday morning.

      State troopers reported that 22-year-old Dulce Barajas was texting and driving while heading north on Moorefield Road.

      Investigators said her Volkswagen Jetta veered into oncoming traffic hitting a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Jesus Saenz.

      The impact sent an improperly secured babyseat with 11-month-old Pablo Barajas in the front seat of his mother's car.

      Dulce Barajas died at the scene but both her baby and Saenz died at a local hospital.

      DPS regional spokesman Johnny Hernandez said the accident serves a reminder not to use cell phone while driving.

      "Don't text and drive this holiday period," Hernandez said. "Just drive."