Corpus Christi Man Identified As Driver In Deadly Crash Near Austin


McDade, Texas—A Corpus Christi man was involved in a serious accident Wednesday near Austin. 

Department Of Public Safety Highway Patrol said on Thursday that 27 year old  Jeremy Arlen Bayarena, was driving his 2019 Dodge Ram pick up westbound on U.S. 290 near McDade, Texas when his vehicle veered into the eastbound lane striking a Dodge Journey and a 2007 Lexus.

The driver of the Lexus, 32 year old Ahmed Zaidan Khazaal, of Austin was pronounced dead on the scene.

Troopers say that Bayarena was pulling a flatbed trailer and was traveling at what troopers call an “unsafe speed” for the conditions.

Bayarena and the driver of the Dodge Journey were both transported to hospitals in Austin in stable condition.

Troopers have not said if Bayarena will face charges and said that is still to be determined.