DPS releases name of woman killed in crash near Olton

DPS releases name of woman killed in crash near Olton
Emergency officials respond to the scene after a crash 2.5 miles east of Olton on May 22. (Source:)

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:

AT LEAST TWO INJURED IN US 70 COLLISION BREAKING NEWS (11:05 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2019) — Two people suffered...

Posted by The Olton Enterprise on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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