Two Dead After Fatal Evening Rollover AccidentPress Release
KIMBLE, COUNTY -- Around 7 p.m. yesterday, Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle roll-over accident that left two dead and three severely injured 14 miles north of Junction.
A preliminary investigation report shows that a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling southbound on US-83 and a 2003 F-350, towing a third vehicle, was traveling northbound on US-83, when the Camaro began driving on the wrong side of the road entering the northbound lane but traveling southbound. The driver of the F-350, in an attempt to avoid the oncoming Camaro, swerved to the left towards the southbound lane. The Camaro then collided with the towed vehicle the F-350 was transporting, causing the Ford to spin into a side skid and roll on its left and top. The truck came to a rest upside down in the west barrow ditch and the Camaro came to a rest in the roadway. The trucks towed vehicle came undone during the collision and came to a rest on the roadway.
The F-350 was transporting four people yesterday evening. The driver, John Herman Kilian, 57, and passenger Zachary Aaron Kilian, 17, both suffered incapacitating injuries. Zachary Kilian was not wearing his seatbelt. Passengers Carla Kilian, 55, and Travis John Kilian, 20, were both pronounced dead on the scene by Judge Peggy Ragsdale. Carla Kilian was not wearing her seatbelt. The passengers of the truck were all residents of San Antonio.
The driver of the Camaro, Jorge Luis Marroguin, 21, of Rio Grande City, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was taken from the scene with incapacitating injuries.
The posted speed limit was 75 mph and the weather and road conditions were clear and dry.
This accident was investigated by Trooper Zachariah Lundy, DPS Junction, and assisted by Trooper Jordan Dupree, DPS Menard, and Menard County and Kimble County Sheriff's Office.