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Councilman Flavio Garza III dies in car wreck

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 22:53:20-05

An Alderman from Falfurrias has died in a car crash.

The two-vehicle accident happened right outside Falfurias in Brooks County, on US 281 at approximately 3:45 a.m., Jan. 25.

"Preliminary investigation revealed a 2017 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer (occupied by a male diver only) was traveling north on US 281," said the Texas Department of Public Safety. "A 2015 Dodge Charger passenger car (occupied by a male driver only) was traveling south on US 281. For unknown reasons the driver of the Charger drove off the roadway to the left into the center median and veered onto the northbound lane and US 281 and struck the Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer head-on."

36-year-old Flavio Garza III was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other person involved was not injured.

DPS is investigating.