Brownsville, TX — A 19-year old man was killed and a woman was injured after a wrong-way crash on Friday afternoon (April 26, 2013) that involved multiple vehicles and an 18-wheeler. Police said that John Robert Smith, 19, was killed when his Chevrolet Cobalt was reportedly hit by an 18-wheeler as Smith drove the wrong way along US-77/83.
Police reports indicated that Smith was driving south in the northbound lanes at about 1:43 p.m. near Merryman Road when he crashed into one vehicle before being hit by an oncoming 18-wheeler. The collision left Smith dead at the scene and a woman in the car Smith hit was injured. The cause of the accident was not determined and police said that they are awaiting lab results before stating any more information.
Scene of the Accident