Salado, TX (8/3/2021) – A three-vehicle crash left one person killed and three others injured Tuesday morning.
The accident happened on FM 2843, east of I-35. A Dodge pickup truck was headed east around a curve while a Toyota passenger car and a Nissan pickup truck were headed west. For unknown reasons, the Dodge crossed the double yellow line and collided with the Nissan, then struck the Toyota. The impact pushed the Toyota off of the north side of the roadway and into a water-filled ditch.
A passenger in the Toyota, 25-year-old Javier Edgardo Castro Romero, was killed as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, a 25-year-old man, and the driver of the Dodge, a 24-year-old man, were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital. A passenger in the Toyota was also taken to the hospital. They all suffered non-incapacitating injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: Fox 44 News
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