Christina Castillo Injured in Accident at US 77 in Brownsville, TX

July 19, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Christina Castillo
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 77, Brownsville, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Toyota Tundra, Commercial Van, Tractor-trailer
US 77
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries (2), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Toyota Tundra, Commercial Van and a Tractor-trailer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured two people at US 77 in Brownsville, TX on July 19th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 11:37 a.m. According to investigators, a Toyota Tundra operated by 51-year-old Christina Castillo was southbound. Police allege the vehicle made a turn when unsafe and went left, colliding with an attenuator attached to a commercial truck stopped in a left shoulder. The rear of the Toyota struck the side of a tanker trailer nearby, leaving Castillo and a 12-year-old child had suspected serious injuries. A second child passenger had less serious injuries. The operator of the stopped truck had suspected minor injuries. Additional information was not available.

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