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One dead, one seriously injured after Friday night crash in Refugio County

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 17:22:34-05

REFUGIO COUNTY — The Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash that left one dead on Friday night.

On January 15 around 10:34 p.m., the driver of a 2007 Ford F-150 and their passenger were traveling south on US 77 near Refugio. Another driver also traveling south attempted to pass the first driver, but to avoid hitting an animal on the roadway, they unsafely went back into the south-bound lane, hitting the Ford. The Ford veered off the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.

The driver, 53-year-old Diana Carrazel Gonzalez from Pharr, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was transported by Halo Flight to Spohn Shoreline in Corpus Christi with severe injuries.

The driver who hit the Ford was not injured. The incident is still under investigation.