According to the Department of Public Safety District Office report, the 2007 Mission Petroleum Carrier Inc. freightliner truck tractor towing a 2010 semi trailer was traveling northbound when it swerved into the shoulder and collided with a 2002 Ford Mustang that was stranded on the side of the road.
The driver of the Mustang, Steven Craig Humpries, 25, from Grandview, died at the scene around 6:30 a.m. and was taken to Galloway & Sons Funeral Home in Beeville.
The passenger of the Mustang, 24-year-old Calina Dawn Fairless from Code, Ark., was also pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to Galloway & Sons Funeral Home. She was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
DPS Trooper Andrew Tigmeyer, the responding officer on the scene, said the driver of the 18-wheeler is in stable condition. “The driver complained of back pain and was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital in Beeville,” he said.
Tigmeyer also said that the cause of the crash is “still under investigation at this time.”