Alice woman dies in vehicle accident
Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a fatal accident that claimed the life of 39-year-old Melissa Josefa Diaz on Thursday, June 3.
The two-vehicle crash occurred around 6:40 p.m., approximately eight miles north of Alice in Jim Wells County.
According to Sgt. Nathan Brandley, the preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling northeast on SH 359 as Diaz was traveling southwest on SH 359 in a Jeep Commander.
The driver of the F-150 failed to maintain a single lane and veered into the southwest lane of travel on SH 359, and struck Diaz's Jeep head-on.
Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Ford F-150 was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice with serious injuries.