1 Killed, 5 Injured in Edinburg, TX, Wrong-Way Accident on US 281
Edinburg, TX -- March 11, 2017, one person was killed and five others were injured following an accident where a wrong-way driver caused a crash on US 281.
Police officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety were called to investigated the two-vehicle accident. They say it occurred near the intersection of US 281 and Red Gate Road at around 7:00 p.m.
Preliminary accident reports indicate that a man was driving a Buick Regal in the opposite direction on northbound US 281. This caused his vehicle to cross paths with an oncoming Ford Expedition occupied by five people. The two vehicles crashed head-on into each other.
Due to the speed of the impact, the driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene. All five people in the Ford were transported to a hospital, one of which, a young girl, was taken via helicopter. Injuries were not specified.
At this time, authorities have yet to figure out why the driver was traveling into oncoming traffic. Investigations are ongoing.
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