Mar 23 2009
An early morning car accident in downtown Brownsville left one dead and one injured.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique said 41-year-old Conrado Sanchez died as a result of a head- on collision, which took place on 13th Street between Levee and St. Charles streets approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The accident occurred when 17-year-old Miguel Angel Ramirez drove a Chevrolet Suburban the wrong way down 13th Street, Manrrique said.
Ramirez, who was injured and remained in intensive care, slammed into a Pontiac van driven by Sanchez, police said.
Paramedics rushed Sanchez to Valley Regional Medical Center-Brownsville; however, he died upon arrival, Manrrique said.
Two other people are believed to have been in the Suburban but fled the scene shortly after the accident, police said.
According to Manrrique, alcohol played a role in the accident. Police were waiting for Ramirez’s release from the hospital to charge him for his role in the accident.