Police indentify people invloved in crash that left one dead and two injured on SH 36 Sunday

Published: Jun. 4, 2023 at 9:43 PM CDT
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SOMERVILLE, Texas (KBTX) -The Somerville Police Department has identified the three people involved in an accident that left one dead and two injured Sunday.

According to a statement from the Somerville Police Department, they responded to the 16900 block of State Highway 36 shortly after 5:00 p.m. in reference to the two-vehicle accident.

Police say the deceased driver, 28-year-old Nicolas Hinojosa of Taft, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct 4. Justice of the Peace Jason Urbanowsky.

The passenger 62-year-old Barry Tisdale of Waller was transported to St. Joseph in College Station and the driver of the second vehicle involved 31-year-old Jose Vega Daniel Rodriguez was transported to St. Joseph in Bryan.

According to police, a white 2019 GMC pickup truck driven by Hinojosa was heading northbound on SH 36 when it was hit by a gray 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck driven by Rodriquez, who was traveling southbound. Police say Rodriquez crossed the turn lane and collided head-on with Hinojosa’s vehicle.

Police say Tisdale has been released, while Rodriguez remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The Somerville Police Department was assisted by the Somerville Fire Department and St. Joseph.

According to police, the Somerville Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to remove all occupants involved in the accident. They also say the northbound lanes of SH 36 had to be closed for several hours, pushing traffic to share the southbound lanes.

Police say although the investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing, preliminary, it appears alcohol may be a contributing factor in the accident.