DPS Investigating Fatal Accident Near Agua Dulce

Two Banquete women were involved in a major accident just after 7:15 a.m. Monday along FM 70 and County Road 42, near Agua Dulce. The accident resulted in one fatality.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a woman driving a Tahoe left her lane and collided with a sedan on the curve or County Road 42 and FM 70. The impact caused the sedan to burst into flames.

The woman driving the Tahoe has been identified as 41-year old Melissa Leal. She was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice and is listed in critical condition. The woman driving the sedan, identified as 50-year old Notalia Rangel, died in the crash.


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