Edinburg man dies in two-vehicle crash in San Juan

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An Edinburg died after crashing with a semitrailer in San Juan Wednesday night.

The crash happened on Military Highway west of South Stewart Road at around 9 p.m.

DPS Sgt. Maria Hernandez said preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet Uplander, driven by 60-year-old Jose Refugio Ramirez, from Edinburg, was stationary at a stop sign.

An International Prostar semitrailer, towing a Truxton Tanker carrying petroleum, was traveling westbound on Military Highway, the semitrailer was occupied by the male driver only.

Hernandez said Ramirez failed to yield right-of-way at the stop sign and attempted to make a left turn onto Military Highway when it collided with the semitrailer.

The driver of the semi was transported to McAllen Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Ramirez died at the scene from his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


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