DPS Investigating Fatal Accident Between Aransas Pass and Rockport

ARANSAS PASS (Kiii News) - DPS Troopers are investigating a fatal accident that happened between Aransas Pass and Rockport.  Officials say one man is dead, and two others received minor injuries in this crash including the man's wife. It happened on Highway 35 and Twelfth Street. Authorities say the Driver of the gold pickup truck was turning into a RV park. He was trying to cross 35 on Twelfth when he was struck by the silver pickup. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver's name is being withheld until his family has been notified.

UPDATE: Officials have notified the family of the victim and have now released his name.  The victim is 75 year old Deward Atkinson.  His wife, Barbara Ann Atkinson was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial with minor injuries.


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