UPDATE: DPS identifies victim in fatal three-vehicle crash in Cameron County
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated throughout.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed a La Grulla man Sunday night.
The crash happened at around 10:15 p.m. Sunday on SH 48 in Cameron County when a 2003 Ford Ranger was stationary facing south without lights on the eastbound lanes of the road “for unknown reasons,” according to a news release.
A 2005 GMC Sierra traveling eastbound on the outside lanes collided with the Ford Ranger. The impact of that crash caused the Ford Ranger to move onto the westbound lanes of SH 48, where it crashed with a Chevrolet Malibu traveling westbound, the news release stated.
The second collision caused the driver of the Ford -- identified as 71-year-old Heriberto Solis -- to be ejected from the vehicle, according to the release.
“[Solis] was transported to Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, where he succumbed to his injuries,” the news release stated.
Further details of the investigation are pending notification of next of kin, DPs spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Montalvo added.
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