Two men killed in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 181
by Joe Baker
Oct 02, 2013 | 225 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES CITY – Two men were killed in a fatal head-on crash on U.S. Highway 181 at a location about 4.3 miles northwest of Karnes City on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 2.

According to information from the Department of Public Safety, Justin Wayne Griffith, 23, of San Antonio, was driving a 1996 Lexus in the northbound lane of the highway at about 7:36 a.m. when for unexplained reasons, his vehicle crossed the centerline of the highway.

After crossing the centerline, the Lexus collided head-on with a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup that was being driven by Byron Lee Speight, 45, of Orange.

The crash happened just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 181 and County Road 222.

Both drivers were wearing their seat-belts at the time of the crash, police said.

The accident remains under investigation.
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