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Two killed in early Friday morning Crosstown crash identified

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 15:55:52-04

UPDATE (10:21 a.m. Monday): The Nueces County Medical Examiner has identified the women involved in the Friday morning collision as 28-year-old Crystal Piñeda and 18-year-old Ariana Dewey.

Dewey originally was taken to the hospital, but later died of her injuries.


A collision early Friday morning on the Crosstown Expressway has sent one woman to the hospital in serious condition and another woman dead at the scene.

A driver believed to be in her 20s was driving south in the northbound lane around 2:30 a.m. and crashed into another vehicle.

Officers closed off the entrance ramps to Crosstown from SPID to the Golihar Rd. exit.

The driver that was struck is believed to be a woman between 18 and 21 years old.