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Fatal car crash in Aransas County kills one, hospitalizes two

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 04, 2024

ARANSAS COUNTY, Tx — A fatal car crash involving an 18-wheeler has claimed the life of one person and hospitalized two others, according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

On Wednesday, July 3, at around 1:30 p.m., a 2004 Freightliner 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on State HW 35 when a 2015 Honda Pilot, traveling southbound, started to hydroplane on the roadway.

According to the release, the Honda hydroplaned into the northbound lane, hitting the front left of the 18-wheeler with the driver side and sending the 18-wheeler into the grass off the roadway. The Honda ended up back in the southbound lane, the release states.

The driver of the Honda, a 76-year-old woman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was trapped in the driver's seat and died at the scene of the accident. The passenger, a 76-year-old man also from Lake Charles, was transported by Halo-Flight to the Christus Spohn Shoreline Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, 53-year-old George Flores of Louise, Texas, was taken to Rockport Emergency Room with minor injuries, the release states.

DPS is continuing to investigate the crash at this time.

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