27-year-old woman dies after car collides with tractor-trailer

Dec. 29, 2013 at 6:29 a.m.

Rachael Ruiz, 27, of Bay City, was headed eastbound on Farm-to-Market Road 521 in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on Sunday morning when she veered into the westbound lane, striking a tractor-trailer, according to a Department of Public Safety official in Matagorda.

Ruiz was killed in the collision, the official said. The driver of the tractor-trailer, James Russell, 34, of Angleton, was not injured, the official said.

The collision occurred at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, 4 miles east of Cedar Lane in Matagorda County, according to Matagorda DPS.



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