1 dead and 2 hospitalized in car crash near Tivoli

Single vehicle crash on State Highway 35

VICTORIA, Texas- One woman died and another woman was transported to a local hospital after a crash on State Highway 35 on Wednesday; Texas Department of Safety confirms.

At approximately 8:26 p.m. A 2006 Ford Escape was travelling North East on State Highway 35 near Tivoli.  For reasons still under investigation the driver lost control and went into a side skid and skidded off the South side of highway 35.

The vehicle went through a grassy barrow ditch and overturned onto its left side on the water. The driver, Blanca L. Lopez, 65, of Brownsville, was declared deceased by Justice of the Peace, Hope Kurtz, at the scene or the crash at 9:12 p.m.

The front passenger, Maria G. Lugo, 64, also from Brownsville, was transported to Citizens Medical Center and was letter transported to San Antonio Medical Center and is in stable condition.

The rear passenger Noel Rodriguez 40, (his address currently unknown) was also transported to Citizens Medical Center then later transported to San Antonio Medical Center also in stable condition.

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