Corpus Christi Man Dies in Duval County Rollover

A single-truck accident in Duval County resulted in the death of a Corpus Christi man Tuesday night.

The accident happened just before 9 p.m. on State Highway 16, four miles north of Freer. Department of Public Safety investigators said 33-year old Rene Villarreal lost control of his truck on a curve, overturned and finally came to rest on its top.

The vehicle burst into flames shortly after the accident.

A passenger in the vehicle, Darnell Williams of Sinton, was able to get out of the truck.

Sadly, Villarreal did not make it out in time. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Sylvia Lazo.


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