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Highway closed while deadly wreck investigated
by Coy Slavik
Nov 14, 2013 | 173 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Skid marks and wreckage cover the roadway Friday after a wreck that left two people dead. Motorists leaving Beeville headed east had to detour that afternoon through Pettus or south towards Refugio.
Skid marks and wreckage cover the roadway Friday after a wreck that left two people dead. Motorists leaving Beeville headed east had to detour that afternoon through Pettus or south towards Refugio.
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BERCLAIR – Two Victoria men were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 59 near Berclair on Friday afternoon.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety personnel on the scene, a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe crossed the center stripe on the two-lane highway just east of the Blanco Creek bridge, approximately a half mile west of Berclair and struck a Meridian motor home towing another vehicle head-on.

The driver, 58-year-old Stanley Parry, and the passenger, 46-year-old Brett Morgan, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Goliad County Justice of the Peace Susan Moore.

The wreck occurred at approximately 2:43 p.m.

The driver of the motor home, 65-year-old Steven Cornelius of Sioux Falls, S.D., was transported by Goliad County EMS to Spohn Hospital in Beeville. His wife, 46-year-old Julia Cornelius, was a passenger in the motorhome and did not sustain serious injuries.

A segment of the highway was closed forcing motorists headed east to find alternate routes. Some went north through Pettus while others took Highway 202 to loop around the closed portion of th ehighway.

A portion of Highway 59 surrounding the scene was closed at 2:45 p.m. and didn’t re-open for traffic until 8 p.m.

DSP Trooper Oscar Garcia investigated the scene.
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