UPDATE: Four Dead in Three-Vehicle Collision

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names of the victims involved in Tuesday morning's vehicle accident on Highway 359.

(Photo Courtesy: Webb County Sheriff)

The victims were identified as Maria Buentello Cremar, 93, a resident of Hebbronville. Maximo Cremar, Jr., 74, and Oralia Morin Cremar, 66, as residents of San Antonio. Norberto Torres Sanchez, 46, a Laredo resident.

All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation report says the driver of a tractor-trailer collided into the back of a pickup turning northbound on a driveway.

The truck went into the westbound lane, and was struck by another car on its passenger side.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to Laredo Medical Center for his injuries.

Texas DPS troopers are still investigating the case at this time.

Below is the previous update of this story:

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 359, located nine miles east of Laredo, are now open to the traveling public.

Below is the previous update to this story:

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 359 are completely closed approximately nine miles east of Laredo due to a tractor-trailer jackknife incident.

Highway 359 westbound traffic is being detoured thru FM 2895 to U.S. Highway 59 and vice versa for Highway 359 eastbound traffic.

This road closure will continue for approximately 2-3 hours.

Below is the original text from this story:

The Webb County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle accident on Highway 359 early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at approximately 7:00 am near the Webb County Youth Village, located eight miles east of Laredo city limits.

Upon arrival, it was discovered four people died in the three-vehicle collision. The accident involved one pickup truck, one car and a tractor-trailer.

Travelers are being notified that roads might not be cleared until Tuesday afternoon, and they are advised that alternate routes have been designated.

The flow of traffic is being diverted from Highway 359 to FM 2895 and back to Highway 359.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is handling the investigation with assistance from the Webb County Sheriff's Office.

(Sources: Webb County Sheriff's Office, TxDOT, Texas DPS)


(Photo Courtesy: Webb County Sheriff)
(Photo Courtesy: Webb County Sheriff)


 
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