Fatal Accident on McKenzie Road Near Lyondell Plant Entrance

Police are investigating to determine the cause of a deadly crash that happened Wednesday morning on McKenzie Road, near the Lyondell Plant entrance.

It happened at around 8:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of McKenzie Road. According to police, the 43-year old driver of a green truck veered into oncoming traffic, crashing head on into an AEP truck.

The driver of the green truck died at the scene. He has been identified as James Rodney Lawson of Kingsville. The AEP truck driver was reportedly uninjured, and was just shaken up by the accident.

"Of course, as anyone would be, he's very upset and shaken by the episode," said Senior Officer Kirk Stowers of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "It's a very tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are for the person that passed in this and the AEP driver."

Police had to shut down that stretch of McKenzie Road between Highway 44 and Haven Drive to clear the debris from the accident.


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