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59-year-old Robstown man identified as victim in Wednesday's fatal accident

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 20:15:58-04

UPDATE: The Department of Public Safety has released the name of a victim who was killed in an accident at the intersection of State Highway 44 and Violet Road on Wednesday.

Isaac Garcia, 59, of Robstown, died in the wreck.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Nathan Brandley said the accident happened around 12:54 p.m., when Garcia, the driver of green Ford F-150 pickup truck, and a flatbed truck driver were driving in the westbound lanes of State Highway 44 heading toward Robstown.

Though the accident still is under investigation, the department believes the tractor-trailer was attempting a right-hand turn onto Violet Road when Garcia hit the flatbed truck on the passenger side, where the cab and trailers portion attach.

"There's extensive damage to the front end of the pickup, and more to the driver's-side cab portion, and there's damage to the right side of the truck-tractor trailer area," Brandley said.

The flatbed reportedly was coming from a nearby construction site. An overpass is being built nearby.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene. The flatbed driver doesn't have any injuries.