A fatal car accident on U.S. 259 near Kilgore, Texas, took the lives of two children on Thursday, leaving their mother in critical condition. The family was traveling northbound in a van when a pickup truck going the wrong direction in their lane approached. The father, who was driving the van, swerved to try to avoid the pickup. That’s when the two vehicles collided. The children, 12 and 5, were both pronounced dead. The father was later released from Good Shepherd Hospital after being treated for minor injuries, but the mother remains at Good Shepherd Hospital in critical condition.