Names Released From Fatal Accident, LIVINGSTON, October 20, 2021 - The victim names have been released following a fatal accident that occurred when a driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel in the middle of the night on October 20, 2021. The driver, 26 year old Gabriel Hernan Rivera-Coronado, of Hidalgo, was north-bound on US-59 when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and left the pavement to the right, jumped Brushy Creek, and impacted the embankment head on, on the other side of the creek. Coronado's passenger, Hector Moncivais, 46, of Pharr, was killed on impact. Moncivais was transported from the scene by Corrigan Funeral Home. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes, Passenger Deceased, Driver Flown From Scene, MOSCOW, October 20, 2021 - Sometime during the hour of 4 a.m., the driver of a 2020 GMC pickup was north-bound on US-59. The driver (names being withheld at this time), apparently fell asleep. His vehicle left the pavement to the right and continued through the grass and jumped Brushy Creek. The vehicle landed head-on into the embankment on the other side of Brushy Creek and turned over. The driver managed to crawl from the wreckage and make his way back to the road. He flagged down a passer by. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Officers with the Corrigan Police Department, and Corporal Ramey Bass and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sadly, during the crash, the passenger was killed. The driver was flown from the scene by PHi Air Medical to Conroe Regional Hospital. Justice of the Peace, Sarah Rasberry perfromed an inquest at the scene. The passenger was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home. The vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan and was assisted by Country Boy Towing. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
The driver of this 2020 GMC pickup jumped Brushy Creek and impacted the embankment on the opposite side. The impact nearly completely separated the cab of the pickup from the bed.
Justice of the Peace, Sarah Rasberry, performed an inquest at the scene.
Corporal Ramey Bass, with the Texas Highway Patrol, is the primary accident investigator.
The driver was flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
PHi Air Medical lifts off enroute to Conroe Regional Hospital.
A first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home transported the passenger from the scene.
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