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Police: Wrong-way driver kills St. Joseph Academy student in Donna crash

5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Monday, August 28 2023 Aug 28, 2023 August 28, 2023 3:40 PM August 28, 2023 in News - Local

A fatal crash on the expressway in Donna that killed one teen and a driver accused of driving in the wrong direction is under investigation, according to the Donna Police department.  

The Donna Police Department responded to the area of eastbound Expressway 83 at around 3:20 a.m. to reports of a vehicle driving against traffic, according to a news release.

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the same suspect vehicle, a gray Volkswagen passenger car, caused a major accident in the area on the Main Street overpass in Donna, according to the release.

A DPS trooper was assisting people involved in the collision. Donna police observed multiple people laying on the ground, according to the release.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as Astulfo Cantu Jr., from Palmview, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

Cantu struck a white Toyota SUV that was occupied by four teens, according to the release.

The teens were identified as Jorge Emilio Garza Gonzalez, 18, Juan Kattas, 17, Anuar Jobi, 17, and Juan Viduari, 17, according to the release.

Gonzalez, Kattas and Viduari were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment, but Jobi was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

All four teens were students at the St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation.

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