OLTON, Texas (KCBD) - Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say one person has died and another was injured in a crash 2.5 miles east of Olton on U.S. Highway 70. The crash was reported around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
DPS officials say a pickup crashed into a semi and went over a barbed wire fence. The passenger in the pickup and the driver were taken to the hospital.
The driver of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, 80-year-old Isidro Rodriquez, suffered incapacitating injuries. The passenger, 79-year-old Eladia Rodriguez, was killed in the crash. The driver of the 2007 Freightliner was not injured.
Olton EMS, the Olton Volunteer Fire Department, a Hale County Sheriff’s deputy and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene.
The Olton Enterprise was the first to report this crash: