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DPS: Edcouch man dies after being struck by two cars

DPS: Edcouch man dies after being struck by two cars
1 week 1 day 1 hour ago Tuesday, July 09 2024 Jul 9, 2024 July 09, 2024 8:52 AM July 09, 2024 in News - Local

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that killed one man.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Juan Eufracio Lopez Gutierrez of Edcouch. 

DPS spokesperson Sgt. Maria Hernandez said the crash happened on Tuesday north of Elsa on FM 1925 west of Engelman Road on Tuesday at around 4:30 a.m.

Hernandez said preliminary investigation revealed a Chrysler Town and Country, occupied by a male driver only, was traveling eastbound on FM 1925.

Gutierrez was walking across FM 1925 when he collided with the Chrysler. He then went airborne and landed on the front windshield of a Chevrolet Silverado, also traveling eastbound on FM 1925 and occupied by a male driver and two male passengers, according to Hernandez.

Hernandez said Gutierrez landed on the asphalt, and died at the scene from his injuries.

None of the drivers or passengers sustained injuries in the auto-pedestrian crash.  

DPS confirmed the drivers are not facing charges, and they stayed at the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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