Five members of family killed in crash en route to Disney World

Five members of family killed in crash en route to Disney World
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Five members of a Texas family were killed as they set off for a "dream trip" to Disney World when a 16-year-old boy apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the family's SUV to roll over, police said Thursday. Police charged the boy, who had a driver's license, with reckless driving. The dead included the driver's parents, primary-school teachers Michael and Trudi Hardman, and three of their children — Dakota Watson, 15, Adam Hardman, 7, and Kaci Hardman, 4.

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Harold Maass

Harold Maass is a contributing editor at TheWeek.com. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 launch of the U.S. print edition. Harold has worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, Fox News, and ABC News. For several years, he wrote a daily round-up of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons.