The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a two vehicle fatality crash that occurred on Thursday, Jan. 21, at approximately 3:40 p.m. on US 59 approximately eight miles north of Freer in Duval County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a truck tractor semi-trailer, occupied by a male driver, was stopped in a construction zone on US 59 northbound. A Ford pickup truck, occupied by a male driver, was traveling north bound on US 59.

The driver failed to control the speed of the vehicle and struck the truck tracker-semi trailer in the rear of the trailer. 

Vincent J. Vargas, 25 years of age, a resident from Dilley, Texas – driver of the Ford pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene.  The male driver of the truck tractor semi-trailer, was treated and released at the scene.

Troopers are further investigating the crash at this time.  Speed looks to be a factors in the crash.