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Yorktown wreck victims identified

By Sonny Long
Sept. 10, 2013 at 4:10 a.m.


Two men killed in a two-truck collision in Yorktown on Monday afternoon have been identified.

Dominic Alvarez, 28, and Aaron Garcia, 23, both of Mathis, were in a 2008 Ford F-450, said Sgt. Richard Ramirez, with the Yorktown Police Department.

Alvarez was driving, and Garcia was a passenger in the truck owned by Country Place Custom Homes, of Alice.

The driver of the second truck, Michael Windberg, 33, of Goliad, was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio, Ramirez said. The truck was owned by Jet Maintenance in Victoria.

Windberg was listed in stable condition Tuesday, a hospital spokesman said.

The collision occurred at the intersection of state Highway 119 north and West 10th Street.

Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos said the Texas Department of Public Safety will assist his department in the investigation.

"It was raining hard, and visibility was low," Campos said. "Plus, speed and hydroplaning could have been factors, too."

Windberg was traveling south and Alvarez was northbound on the highway. Alvarez veered into the southbound lane and despite evasive maneuvers by both drivers, the trucks collided, Campos said.

DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson pronounced both men dead at the scene.

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