DPS identifies man killed in east Travis County crash

A Travis County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle blocks FM 973 near the scene of a fatal accident on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (KXAN Photo: Tim Holcomb)
A Travis County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle blocks FM 973 near the scene of a fatal accident on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (KXAN Photo: Tim Holcomb)

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – The Texas Department of Public Safety said Francisco Zamora, 45, was killed in a crash in east Travis County Saturday night. Investigators said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

DPS said Zamora was driving a Chevy S10 pickup going south on FM 973 near Webberville Road when he traveled off the roadway and onto the shoulder. Investigators believe he overcorrected trying to get back into the southbound lane and entered a side skid.

Ruben and Jose Juarez are accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash on FM 973 (APD Photo)
Ruben and Jose Juarez are accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash on FM 973 (APD Photo)

That’s when a Chevy Tahoe, being driven by Jose Victor Juarez, 27, going northbound hit the front right side of Zamora’s pickup. DPS said Zamora was ejected from his truck and died at the scene.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jose Juarez and his brother, Ruben Juarez, 29, tried to run away after the crash but authorities found them not far the scene. They were both transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

While the crash was not originally caused by the Juarz brothers, officials charged them with failure to stop and render aid. Jose Juarez was also charged with driving while intoxicated.

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