Xochitl Lopez, Salvador Almeda Mendoza, Ilda Briones Nieves, Honorio Lazo Navarro Killed in Accident at US Hwy 59 in George West, TX

December 30, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Xochitl Lopez, Salvador Almeda Mendoza, Ilda Briones Nieves, Honorio Lazo Navarro
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 59, George West, TX, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
SUV, Passenger sedan, Mini-van
US Hwy 59
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Minivan attempting to pass in a no-pass zone collided head-on with an SUV

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed six people at US Hwy 59 in George West, TX on December 29th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. According to investigators, a minivan was headed southbound before allegedly attempting to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone. The vehicle collided head-on with an SUV headed northbound before a sedan struck the rear of the SUV. The minivan operator, identified as 39=year-old Xochitl Lopez, was killed. A child passenger also died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, identified as 47-year-old Salvador Almeida Mendoza, was also killed as were two passengers, identified s 58-year-old Ilda Briones Nieves and 74-year-old Honoraria Lazo Navarro. One other person involved also died. Five others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information was not provided.

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