Woman killed in wreck
by Tim Delaney Progress Editor
Oct 17, 2012 | 5395 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THREE RIVERS – A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision involving a small car and an 18-wheeler gravel truck at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, on state Highway 72.

Ashley Nicole Gomez, 29, of Bullard, died in the accident. She was the only person in the small passenger car.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 2000 Freightliner, Romero Castaneda, of Mission, sustained minor injuries.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Gomez was traveling eastbound on state Highway 72 when her 2003 Pontiac Sunfire drove off the roadway to the south. She overcorrected to the north and entered into a side skid.

The Sunfire skidded across the eastbound lane and into the westbound lane where the 18-wheeler struck the car.

A HALO helicopter was called on standby.

The Jaws of Life were used to extricate Gomez from the vehicle, but she was dead at the scene.

Live Oak County Justice of the Peace Virginia Tanguma pronounced Gomez dead at 9:30 p.m.

According to DPS Trooper Wesley Gray’s report, Gomez was not wearing seat belts, and road conditions were wet from rain.

Gomez’s body was taken to Oak Park Funeral Home in Beeville.

In addition to the DPS, the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Department, Three Rivers Fire Department and the Three Rivers Police Department were at the scene.

Acadian Ambulance Service was at the scene, as well.
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