2018-05-16 / Local

Karnes City man dies in Mother's Day crash

By Jeff Valcher
Wilson County News

A crash involving two vehicles on U.S. 181 south of Poth on Mother’s Day left one man dead.

Pablo Huerta Jr., 46, of Karnes City was driving north on U.S. 181 near C.R. 202 between Poth and Falls City May 13 in a 2004 Dodge pickup truck, when he collided at 10:25 a.m. with a HINO water truck traveling south, according to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Sgt. Deon Cockrell. Huerta was declared dead at the scene.

The highway was closed in the aftermath of the crash while DPS investigated. Wilson County Sheriff’s Office personnel assisted at the scene; the crash occurred in the construction zone between Poth and Falls City.

No further information was available as of press time May 14.

The accident remains under investigation.

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