Accident on Camino Colombia Highway claims two lives

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a two-tractor trailer accident that claimed the lives of two men over the weekend.

The accident happened on July 5th at around 7:20 a.m. at the intersection of US 83 and State Highway 255 just 22 miles south of Laredo.

According to preliminary reports, a 2007 Kenworth towing a 2006 Drag Master trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 255. When the driver attempted to exit towards US 83 North, he failed to yield the right of way for traffic and struck a 2007 Cub Cadet Truck Tractor that was towing a 2009 utility trailer.

Due to the impact of the crash, both trailers rolled over causing the driver of the Kenworth truck to be thrown from the vehicle.
The driver was identified as Oziel Martinez, 25.

After the impact, the Cub Cadet truck caught fire and the driver identified as Juan Edgardo Moncada, 56, was found dead at the scene.
Both drivers were believed to be from Laredo.