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One dead after Mustang Island traffic accident

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 19:26:59-04

UPDATE (4:43 p.m.): The man driving the truck in the accident has been identified as Albert Moreno, and he works at Mrs. Woody's Wrecker Service in Port Aransas.

Christina Bell is the owner of Mrs. Woody's. Her daughter, Lauren Sanders, has established an online fundraiser to help Moreno with medical bills and living expenses.

"Albert means a lot to our family-and is considered family," she said in the fundraiser's post.

Bell said Moreno was on his way to work when the accident happened. She learned of the crash from her crew who had responded to the scene,

Moreno had worked for Bell since shortly after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Bell said Moreno and his family simply showed up at her door and offered to help.

"He became like my child," Bell told KRIS 6 News of Moreno. "He's the most honest, kind person I've ever met. He never left. he stayed."


One person is dead following a fatal traffic accident on Mustang Island.

The Port Aransas Police Department's James Stokes told KRIS 6 News that at 7:36 a.m., the driver of a Chevrolet SUV heading south on State Highway 361 veered out of their lane and collided head-on with a Chevrolet pick-up.

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The SUV driver was killed at the scene, and the pickup driver was rescued from his vehicle and transported to a local hospital via HALO-Flight.

That person's injuries are listed as life-threatening.

Nueces County ESD 2 posted an update to its Facebook page late Thursday morning, stating that its firefighters, along with CCFD firefighters, were providing mutual aid in the crash, located near the Port Aransas city limits.

Hwy. 361 was closed because of the accident, but was re-opened as of 10:55 a.m.

Weekend anchor/MMJ Greg Chandler contributed to this story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for more updates.