39-Year-Old Houstonian Among Six Killed in South Texas Crash

George West, Texas (Jan. 2, 2023) –  A multi-vehicle accident involving a minivan, an SUV, and a sedan, resulted in the deaths of six individuals last Friday.

The incident occurred when the minivan attempted to pass a separate vehicle in a no-passing zone. The minivan collided head-on with an SUV in the opposing lane, which caused the sedan to rear-end the SUV. In addition to the six killed, five other people were also injured in the crash. deadly crash six dead near george west

The vehicle the minivan attempted to pass was not involved in the crash.

Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety report that the crash happened near George West, a small town about 60 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.

The minivan driver was identified as Xochitl Veronica Lopez, a 39-year-old from Houston. A juvenile passenger was also killed in the crash. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Salvador Almeda Mendoza, a 47-year-old from Ganado, Texas. Mendoza had two passengers with them at the time of the crash, Ilda Briones Nieves, 58, and Honorio Lazo Navarro, 74, both of whom were killed in the crash. 

The sixth person killed in the crash was a passenger in the sedan who has not been publicly identified at this time. 

A total of five other people were taken to a local hospital for a range of injuries. 

Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash. 


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Source: The Chron

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