Jim Hogg Co. Crash Report: Pickup and ambulance collide in Hebbronville, killing 3


Crash Report – State Highway 16, Hebbronville, TX


Report ID: 2023 November 8

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: white 2016 GMC Sierra

Traffic Unit 2: 2016 Chevy Victorious Care Ambulance

Occupants: 2 in the ambulance; 1 in the Sierra

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition (Dry, Wet, Snow, Mud, Dirt): Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Head-on

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


HEBBRONVILLE, TX – Three people, including two first responders from Zapata, died Wednesday after a head-on collision along the highway in Hebbronville.

The incident happened at 5 a.m. on State Highway 16, which runs north to south through the center of the city.

Police say that a westbound 2016 GMC Sierra veered into the eastbound lane collided head-on with a Victorious Care Ambulance.

Both drivers and the passenger in the ambulance died at the scene of the crash.

Authorities identified the victims from the ambulance as 66-year-old Andres Botello and 23-year-old Jose Guadalupe Cepeda Lara. They identified the driver of the GMC Sierra as 27-year-old Jaime Barrera Jr.

A full investigation is underway.

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