David Cortes Killed in Head-On Crash on SH 146 in Dayton

David Cortes Killed in Head-On Crash on SH 146 in Dayton

27-Year-Old David Cortes Killed in Dayton Three-Vehicle Crash on SH 146

Dayton, Texas (February 19, 2020) – The authorities have identified David Cortes, 27, of Hatch, N.M., as one of the four men who were killed in a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Dayton.

The fatal crash happened on Monday, February 17, on state Highway 146.

According to a preliminary investigation, Blaine Springer, 25, of Houston, was driving a Chevy Silverado southbound on the highway when he veered into the inside northbound lane and crashed head-on into a Ford F-250.

The Ford continued for a short distance before rolling over onto its side.

A Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling adjacent to the Ford was struck by debris from the other two vehicles.

The occupants of the Ford, Cortes, Ricardo Martinez, 41, of Houston, and Alfredo Cuellar, Jr., 40, of Beeville, Texas, were killed in the crash.

Springer was also killed in the crash.

The driver of the Cobalt was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Chevy Silverado had been reported stolen out of Pasadena earlier that day, according to the authorities.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of David Cortes.

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