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5 dead after crash in Mathis, Texas

5 people dead, 4 hospitalized after fatal car crash in Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is probing a two-vehicle fatality crash that left five people dead and four hospitalized.

The crash took place on January 23, 2021, at 3:33 a.m., on IH-37 half mile east of Mathis in San Patricio County, Texas.

According to DPS the driver of a Toyota Camry with one driver and three passengers was moving southbound in the northbound lane on IH-37. A driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan and four passengers was going north on IH-37, “when the Toyota struck the Dodge van head-on in the left lane”.

DPS troopers say five people were declared dead, with one of the passengers being removed from the vehicle. 

DPS has identified the individuals as 19-year-old Trent Ryan Edge, resident of San Antonio, TX was a passenger of the Dodge Caravan. 19-year-old Noam Caleb Ortiz, resident of Alice, TX- was the motorist of the Toyota Camry.

24-year-old Ruben Gonzalez Jr., resident of Alice, TX was a passenger in the Camry, 18-year-old Julian Reyna, resident of Alice, TX was a passenger in the Camry and 18-year-old Kanyon Alegra, resident of Alice, TX-Passenger in Camry.

DPS troopers also say four people were transported to Spohn Shoreline in Corpus Christi.

According to DPS, two people were listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and the two other people are said to be going through serious injuries.

DPS Troopers are currently investigating the crash.

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