District 30 Representative Candidate involved in 4 car crash on Navarro

Two hospitalized after four car crash

Update 2-20-2020 6:40 p.m.:

VICTORIA, Texas- The identities of the occupants in the four vehicles involved in a crash on Navarro have been released. Emily Erickson, Senior Patrol Officer, Traffic Safety with Victoria Police explained how the crash occurred.

The driver of a Nissan Altima, 24-year-old Darrian Mahan, of Victoria, was travelling North on Navarro near H-E-B when she stated that she lost control of the steering of her vehicle due to a vehicle defect and drifted into the oncoming inside lane going southbound.

In the inside southbound lane a Cadillac SUV, driven by a fifteen year-old accompanied by their mother, 49 year-old Linda Heald, both of Victoria, was driving southbound towards H-E-B. The Cadillac swerved to try to avoid a head on collision with the Altima.

The Altima struck the passenger side of the Cadillac. The force of the impact pushed the Cadillac across the lane so it turned going towards the Northbound lanes.

The Cadillac then hits a blue JEEP SUV, driven by Vanessa Hicks-Callaway, 52 of Victoria. This impact causes the JEEP to hit a Buick Enclave SUV, driven by Josephine Espinoza, 31 of Yoakum, that was travelling Northbound on Navarro.

VPD Senior Patrol Officer, Emily Erickson stated that all of the occupants had minor pain, bruising and soreness. No one was reported with serious injuries; however, the occupants of the Cadillac were transferred to DeTar.


Original article 2-20-2020 5:50 p.m.:

VICTORIA, Texas- District 30 Representative Candidate Vanessa Hicks-Callaway was involved in a four vehicle crash on Navarro.

Traffic closed on Navarro and Guy Grant by Whispering Creek. Drivers are advised to choose alternative routes at this time.

Newscenter 25 has reached out to authorities for an official statement on how the crash occurred. We will update this article when more information is available.