Central Texas Man Killed In Two-Car Crash Identified

Police Friday identified an elderly man who was killed in a two-car crash at a Central Texas highway intersection.

(Photo by Kyle Muscarello)

MCGREGOR (May 24, 2013)—The man who died late Thursday morning in a two-car crash in McGregor was identified Friday as Joe Gomez, 81, of McGregor.

The accident happened at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and North Garfield Avenue.

Gomez was driving a Chrysler north on Garfield when he pulled onto U.S. 84 and into the path of an oncoming Mitsubishi sedan, which struck his car on the driver’s side, police said.

He died at the scene.

Linda Alford, 45, of Robinson, who was driving the Mitsubishi, was injured in the crash.

She was taken to a Waco hospital.

Police said her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

The two victims were both alone in their cars, authorities said.

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