FREER - A vehicle accident that occurred at approximately at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning on Highway 59, nine miles north of Freer is responsible for the death of a 21-year-old Gloria Isabel Grimaldo of Laredo, according to officials at the scene.
A semi truck was traveling south on Highway 59 when he observed a disabled vehicle on the side of the road without any emergency lights on, according to Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley.
The driver of the semi attempted to avoid the vehicle by switching lanes. However, his trailer slammed into the passenger side of Grimaldo's vehicle.
Duval County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Josie Fernandez pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
DPS is investigating the accident. The male driver of the semi was not injured and was not cited.