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One woman dead after fatal Monday wreck

By Gheni_Platenburg
May 17, 2010 at 12:17 a.m.


A Victoria woman, who died after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Laurent Street, had an optimistic view on life shortly before her death.

Diana Postel's last Facebook status, posted May 9, read, "Wow! GOD is working on me! I didn't think I could live life on life's terms! One day at a time He walks me through it!"

Around 12:37 a.m., a white Dodge pickup and a white Buick Le Sabre, driven by the 37-year-old Postel, were southbound on Laurent Street.

Officer Herschel Buck said Postel did not have her Buick's headlights on, causing the pickup to run into the back of her car.

After the collision, both vehicles went off the road.

Before coming to rest, Postel's car struck a billboard pole near the intersection of South Laurent Street and Marshall Avenue.

Buck said Postel was not wearing her seatbelt.

The Victoria resident died at the scene.

The truck's driver, 49-year-old Victoria resident David Oeltjen, was wearing his seatbelt.

He was transported via ambulance to Citizens Medical Center with a leg injury.

Oeltjen's condition was unclear as of Monday evening. A Citizens Medical Center administrator said the man was not admitted to the hospital.

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