Accident claims two lives


An early morning accident on Tuesday, March 26 claimed the lives of two Matagorda County men when their vehicles collided in a reported head-on collision.

According to Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephen Woodard, the accident occurred at 8:20 a.m. on Hwy 35, four miles south of Blessing.

Lawrence Pena, 40 of Palacios and Christopher Williams, 36, of Bay City, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Mark Finlay.

Woodard said Pena was driving a 2001 Ford Expedition and his trailer was driving westbound on Hwy. 35 with Williams in a 2012 Chevrolet Express driving eastbound on Hwy. 35. 

For some unknown reason, Pena veered across the centerline and struck Williams’ vehicle in the eastbound lane of traffic.

The case is still under investigation.

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