Edinburg man, 60, killed in crash with truck hauling petroleum tankerdfwnewsa | February 1, 2024 | 0 | East Texas News , South Texas News
A 60-year-old Edinburg man was killed after crashing into a truck hauling a petroleum tanker Wednesday night.
Jose Refugio Ramirez, 60, died from his injuries at the scene of the crash, located on U.S. 281 in San Juan, west of Farm-to-Market Road 2557 or South Stewart Road.
That’s where the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Ramirez, driving a red Chevrolet Uplander, was at a stop sign on FM 2557 and U.S. 281 at the time the truck was approaching.
At around 9:03 a.m., a green International Prostar truck towing a silver Truxton Tanker, which was transporting petroleum at the time, approached traveling westbound on U.S. 281.
DPS says that’s when Ramirez failed to yield the right-of-way at the stop sign and tried turning left onto U.S. 281, and crashed into the truck.
The truck driver was transported to South Texas Health System McAllen with non-life-threatening injuries and there were no other occupants in either vehicle.
Troopers are investigating the crash.
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