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Feb 3, 2014 4:53 PM by Mary Melton

Head-on Crash Near Kingsville

KINGSVILLE - Driver fatigue could have been a factor in an early morning accident near Kingsville

The accident occurred a little after 7 a.m. on State Highway 141 West of Kingsville.

According to state troopers at the scene, a male identified as 23-year old Manoj K. Chapala was driving eastbound highway 141 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel veering off onto oncoming traffic, and colliding with another vehicle traveling the opposite direction.

The driver of the other vehicle traveling eastbound was identified as a 24-year old female.

Chapala was air lifted to Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi with serious injuries.

The female driver was taken to a hospital in Kingsville.

(Photo courtesy: Halo Flight)

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