July 16, 2008

Alton woman dies after two-vehicle collision; infant boy critically injured

July 16, 2008 - 9:01AM
Jared Taylor

CITRUS CITY - A 23-year-old Alton woman is dead and an infant boy was critically injured after a two-vehicle collision late Tuesday afternoon.

A Lincoln Town Car and a Ford F-350 pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer collided at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2221 and Bentsen Palm Drive northwest of Alton about 5 p.m. Tuesday, said Trooper Johnny Hernandez of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Rosario Hernandez, 23, of Alton, was pronounced dead after she was taken to McAllen Medical Center, said Hernandez, a local agency spokesman.

Hernandez was travelling with seven other people as she sat in the rear right seat of the Lincoln. She was carrying an infant boy on her lap, who remains in critical condition at McAllen Medical Center, Hernandez said.

The pickup truck collided with the right side of the Lincoln as it traveled east on FM 2221, Hernandez said. Two other children were ejected from the car upon impact.

The southbound Lincoln -- which was carrying more passengers than seat belts -- appeared to have failed obey the stop sign at the intersection, Hernandez said.

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested because he was driving without a valid driver's license and did not have immigration documentation, Hernandez said.

No further information about possible injuries or the identities of the others involved in the collision was immediately available Wednesday morning, Hernandez said.

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