An early morning car accident in Ward County, TX occurred Monday that killed two Alpine residents and injured four more.
A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety stated that the two-vehicle crash occurred around 12:15 a.m. on Interstate 20. The driver of a Suburban, Robert Victorino, 59 had missed his exit. Carrying 4 passengers, He then backed his vehicle in order to make the exit. The other driver, Jose Luis Garcia did not see the Suburban over the hill and tried to avoid the car once he saw it but failed.
Of the 5 family members in the Suburban, Robert Victorino Jr., 18 was pronounced dead at the scene and Maria Botella Victornio, 41 was pronounced dead later at the Ward Memorial Hospital.
The driver along with his younger son and daughter were taken to the Ward Memorial Hospital in ‘fair’ condition. Conditions on the passengers were not immediately available, however they are believed to be in stable condition.
Garcia, the driver that hit the Suburban was fortunately not injured, however his passenger 48-year-old Alejandro Garcia Paz was taken to the hospital and later released.
No citations have been issued as of Monday