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Apr 17, 2014 7:30 PM

Driver Dies in Highway 44 Crash

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 67-year-old woman who drove a van in front of oncoming traffic along Highway 44 has died from her injuries suffered in a crash.

Corporal Charlie Ramirez with the Department of Public Safety says next of kin for Maria E. Silvas has already been notified.

Authorities shut down all traffic at Highway 44 and McKinzie Road for the crash of two minivans.

Six people were able to get out of the vans with differing injuries. Silvas took the brunt of the impact on the driver's side door.

It took firefighters a long time to free her from the wreckage. She died this afternoon.

The area has a speed limit of 75 miles an hour along the highway. There isn't a stop light in the area, just stop signs to warn drivers crossing from McKinzie Road.

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