Valerie Hinojosa Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Evergreen Forest Ln in Navasota, TX
Navasota, TX — October 25, 2022, 37-year-old Valerie Hinojosa died in a single-vehicle accident on Evergreen Forest Lane in Navasota.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:50 p.m. along Evergreen Forest. Preliminary investigation suggests Hinojosa was driving a Ford Explorer west on the road when she may have lost control in a curve. The Ford left the roadway and overturned.
Hinojosa was ejected during the crash and suffered critical injuries. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.
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