Rosenberg resident dies in fatal wreck north of Refugio

REFUGIO, Texas – A fatal wreck temporarily closed down the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 77, located 9 miles north of Refugio.

The wreck happened around 1:13 p.m. Saturday.

Domingo Orozco Olivares, 45, of Rosenberg, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Corpus Christi Department of Public Safety.

A preliminary investigation showed Olivares was driving a 1997 Ford F-150 was traveling south on U.S. Highway 77 at a high speed.

According to witnesses, Olivares was attempting to pass a vehicle in the left lane by driving into the center median.

The driver took faulty evasive action causing the F-150 to veer across the roadway and overturned multiple times.

DPS troopers are further investigating the crash.