5 members of ‘Texas’ musical killed in auto wreck

August 14, 2013 • Entertainment

In this May 21, 2013 photo, “Texas” cast members rehearse on stage at the Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas. Five cast members of the musical were killed in an automobile accident Monday night, Aug. 12, 2013 near Dumas, Texas, said Christopher Ray, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman. (AP Photo/Amarillo Globe-News, Sean Steffen)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five members of a popular summer musical production, including three West Texas A&M University theater students, have been killed in a car accident in the Texas Panhandle, officials said Tuesday.

Four of the dead were dancers in the production of “Texas” — a musical that has been performed every summer at the Palo Duro Canyon State Park south of Amarillo for 48 years — while the fifth worked in the box office, according to Texas Panhandle Heritage Login to read more

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