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Kyle man killed in SH 21 accident

The Free Press of Buda, Texas

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A fatal car accident along Highway 21 near Uhland Monday killed a Kyle man after a car he was a passenger in collided with a tractor-trailer.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson, authorities identified the victim as Carlos Hernandez-Urrutia, 24, of Kyle.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident.

Monday's accident occurred at approximately 3:39 p.m.

Hernandez-Urrutia was riding in the passenger seat of a 1999 Honda Civic, driven by Cristen Hernandez-Urrutia, 45, of Kyle, when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone.

Upon returning to the appropriate lane abruptly, Cristen lost control of the vehicle, which placed the Civic into oncoming traffic. The vehicle collided with a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer hauling a flat bed trailer, which was driven by Daniel Gonzales, 36, of Elsa, TX.

The Civic struck the tractor-trailer on the passenger side, killing Carlos instantly.

Cristen was airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital in critical condition.

Gonzales was treated for minor injuries and released from an undetermined medical facility.

A DPS investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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Original Publication Date: February 10, 2016

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