Troopers identify woman killed in Burleson County crash
It happened on Saturday morning south of Caldwell.
CALDWELL, Texas (KBTX) - The following news release comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety:
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a three-vehicle fatality crash on state Highway 36, near County Road 119.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates on Feb. 11, 2023, at approximately 10:25 a.m., a 2016 Hyundai Accent was traveling northbound. A 2019 Freightliner 18-wheeler and a 2014 Ford Focus were traveling southbound. The Hyundai was passing when unsafe and struck head-on the Freightliner. The Ford ran over debris and was disabled.
The driver of the Hyundai, Elizabeth Garcia, 23, of Galveston, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Burleson County Justice of the Peace Bill Orsak.
The drivers of the Freightliner and Ford were not injured.
This is an ongoing investigation, and there is no additional information available for release at this time.
🚨Very bad wreck on Highway 36 south of Caldwell. I’ve blurred out the photo so the car can’t be identified. Expect delays and lane closures⚠️ 11:21 a.m.— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) February 11, 2023
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