One man dies in Karnes County wreck

March 1, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.
Updated Feb. 29, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.

One man died in a wreck on state Highway 239 in Karnes County less than a mile south of state Highway 72 on Thursday morning.

Alejandro Arizpe, of Laredo, was changing lanes in a Kenworth semi-truck as he drove north on state Highway 236 when his trailer was struck by a GMC pickup truck also heading north, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Roman Macias.

The driver of the pickup, Thomas Vickery III, 19, of Kenedy, was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:10 a.m. His body was taken to Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy.

The other driver was uninjured, the trooper said.

Vickery was not wearing seat belt, Macias said. The accident remains under investigation.

A portion of state Highway 239 remained closed until early in the afternoon.



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