Jose Ortiz-Perez, Olivia Flores Killed in Hays County, TX, Accident
Hays County, TX -- January 2, 2017, Jose Ortiz-Perez and Olivia Flores were killed, four others injured, following a head-on collision on the highway.
Texas DPS investigators responded to the fatal accident scene around 7:00 p.m. on Texas Highway 21. The crash occurred along the Hays-Caldwell county line.
According to DPS preliminary investigations, 33-year-old Ortiz-Perez was traveling down the highway in the opposite direction of 45-year-old Flores's vehicle. Somehow, the vehicles crossed paths with each other, crashing head-on into each other. The vehicles lost control and went off-road.
All occupants reportedly used seatbelts. Despite this, both Ortiz-Perez and Flores died at the scene. At least three people were taken to South Austin Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, and a toddler was taken to Dell Children's Hospital. The child's injuries were said to be serious.
No charges or citations have been reported. It's not clear what factors contributed to the crash. Authorities say that investigations into the accident are ongoing.
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