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Tire blowout causes fatal wreck on U.S. 77, one Corpus Christi woman pronounced dead at scene

The blowout caused the vehicle to veer off the roadway, flipping several times before hitting a tree.

KENEDY COUNTY, Texas — DPS is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 77, approximately 16 miles south of Kenedy County. 

Officials say just after 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, a Ford F-150 was traveling south on U.S. 77 when the vehicle experienced a blow out on the passenger's rear tire.

The blowout caused the vehicle to veer off the roadway, flipping several times before hitting a tree. 

According to DPS, 43-year-old Magdalena Escobedo, a resident of Corpus Christi, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other two passengers in the Ford F-150 were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The fatal crash is under investigation according to DPS, and more details will be revealed as more information becomes available.

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