MATHIS, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash that left six people dead and three hospitalized.
The crash happened on January 23, 2021, at 3:33 a.m., on IH-37 half mile east of Mathis in San Patricio County.
According to DPS the driver of a Toyota Camry with one driver and three passengers was traveling southbound in the northbound lane on IH-37. A driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan and four passengers were traveling north on IH-37, “when the Toyota struck the Dodge van head-on in the left lane.”
DPS troopers say five people were pronounced dead at the scene, with one of the passengers being ejected from the vehicle.
DPS has identified the individuals as 19-year-old Trent Ryan Edge, resident of San Antonio, TX was a passenger of the Dodge Caravan. 19-year-old Noam Caleb Ortiz, resident of Alice, TX- was the driver of the Toyota Camry.
24-year-old Ruben Gonzalez Jr., resident of Alice, TX was a passenger in the Camry, 18-year-old Julian Reyna, resident of Alice, TX was a passenger in the Camry and 18-year-old Kanyon Alegra, resident of Alice, TX-Passenger in Camry.
DPS troopers also say four individuals were transported to Spohn Shoreline in Corpus Christi.
According to DPS. 18-year-old Helena Paige-Marie Dumas, of San Antonio, TX was pronounced dead at Spohn Shoreline Hospital Saturday evening.
Go Fund Me accounts have been set up for three of the victims from Alice.
DPS Troopers are further investigating the crash.
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