Two Teenagers Dead in San Benito CollisionMay 9, 2021
A two-vehicle crash was reported on Monday, April 5th in San Benito, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety is leading an investigation of the case. The crash took place just after 7:30 p.m. between FM 731 and 732.
One of the vehicles involved was a black Chevrolet Silverado, that was hit by an oncoming vehicle carrying two teenagers. It is unknown whether the driver was also a teenager or not. The driver seemed to have lost control of the steering due to unknown reasons and fell into a nearby moat before finally crashing into the Chevrolet.
The two teenagers, boys of age 15 and 16, died from injuries sustained from the crash. Both drivers were also left injured but survived the incident. Authorities are still conducting an investigation of the crash.
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