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DPS Investigates Fatal Accident in Kenedy County

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KENEDY COUNTY (Kiii News) -

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal accident that happened over the weekend.

It happened at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, along U.S. 77 about three miles south of Sarita in Kenedy County. The driver, Juan Antonio Garza from Dana, was taken by HALO Flight to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The passenger, 75-year old Beatriz Alicia Garza from Weslaco, died at the scene.

Troopers said the pickup truck went into a side skid and hit a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle. The roads were wet at the time of the accident, but people in the truck were wearing their seat belts.

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