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An unidentified man and his passenger, an 18-year-old El Campo man, were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Yoakum, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson.

The crash happened at 4:30 a.m. on SH 111 near Yoakum.

The driver of the second vehicle was not seriously injured, Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, department spokesperson, said Tuesday.

The family of the passenger has been informed of his death, San Miguel said.

Miguel was unable to release information about the crash because the driver who died in the collision remained unidentified as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“We are having a tough time identifying one victim so we can inform next of kin,” San Miguel said. “It was a bad crash, and we have no way to identify the passenger. We’re hoping someone will call us and report this person missing so we can identify them.”

This story was updated on Nov. 23, 2022 to correct who was driving the car.

Tamara covers the public safety beat for the Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6597 or tdiaz@vicad.com.

Public Safety Reporter

Tamara covers crime and courts as the public safety reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and a native of Minnesota.