Fatal Car Crash Near Caldwell

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

Two men are dead and another injured after their vehicles hit head on just south of Caldwell.

The accident happened on Highway 36, south of Highway 21 at 3:37 Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say an out of control Lexus crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck.

The driver of the Lexus was a 23 year old man from Somerville. Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the truck, 49 year old Ronald Knipstein of Brenham also died at the scene.

A passenger in the Lexus, 17 year old Padilla Santos was flown to Scott and White and is expected to live.

A third vehicle was hit by flying debris.

The driver, Manuela Baez of Killeen was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Caldwell and is in good condition.


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