1 Killed, 1 Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on US 77 in Refugio County

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on US 77 in Refugio County

One Killed and One Injured in Refugio County Two-Vehicle Crash on US 77

Refugio County, Texas (January 17, 2021) – One person was killed, and another was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Refugio County, north of Refugio, according to Texas DPS.

The fatal crash happened around 10:34 p.m., January 15, on US 77.

DPS said a 2007 Ford F-150 and a 2011 Ford F-150 were traveling southbound on the highway.

The 2011 Ford attempted to pass the 2007 Ford F-150, taking action to avoid hitting a wild animal in the roadway. This caused the driver to make an unsafe lane change and hit the 2007 Ford F-150.

The force of the impact caused the 2007 Ford F-150 to veer off the roadway and overturn, ejecting the driver. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male passenger in the 2007 F-150 was airlifted to Spohn Shoreline in Corpus Christi with severe injuries.

The driver of the 2011 F-150 was uninjured in the crash.

The DPS is investigating the crash.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; texting and driving; speeding; fatigue; failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive; running a red light; and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.

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