Mission Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision near Laredo

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NEAR LAREDO – A Mission man died after a two-vehicle crash 14 miles east of Laredo, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Preliminary findings show a 2014 Ford Fiesta was traveling west on State Highway 359 when it drove into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a pickup truck around 3 p.m. Thursday.

The driver of the Ford, 29-year-old Benny Espinoza of Mission, died at the scene.

DPS says the occupants of the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, both residents of Laredo, were injured.  The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital and the passenger was airlifted to San Antonio.  

The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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