Crash leaves Texas girl, 9, dead, family members injured

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MELISSA, Texas (KXII) A Texas family is mourning after a crash killed a 9-year-old Sherman girl and left four of her family members injured.

The vehicle in which the five were riding went off the road and hit a bridge pillar at around 3 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 75 in Melissa north of McKinney.

R'Niyah Williams died at the scene.

Her mother, Deshaela Watson, who is pregnant, Jarrell Moore, and two other children ages 4 and 6 months, were all taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Watson and the 4-year-old are in intensive care.

R'Niyah was a third grader at Neblett Elementary, where grief counselors will be available all week for classmates.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, police said.