LEARY, Texas—Two people were killed early Thursday in two different  vehicle accidents between Leary and the Red River Army Depot exits on Interstate 30 in Bowie County.

Three accidents occurred in all but everyone in the second of the accidents is expected to recover according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

All three accidents took place within an hour of each other and within four miles of each other according to DPS.

The victims have been identified as Cherie Lynn Burleson, 28, of New Boston, Texas, and Keith Rice, 46, of New Boston.

Burleson was killed at 7:30 a.m. in the first of the three accidents when she struck the back of a wrecker. Rice was killed in the third of the three accidents when he struck the back of a tractor-trailer truck that was sitting in traffic.

Published: 03/07/2013