A passenger car collided with an eighteen wheeler just south of Robstown at around 2:00 PM this afternoon. The accident occurred on the southbound lanes of Highway 77 near the County Road 36 intersection.
According to authorities, the four passengers were headed north, back to the Houston area and may have been south for the Spring Break holiday. Witnesses told authorities that the white 2011-15 Hyundai Elantra began to veer to the left when the driver over corrected to the right and then overcorrected again to the left, crossing the median into the southbound lane and spinning into the path of an oncoming eighteen wheeler. According to the DPS, the driver of the eighteen wheeler did not have enough time to avoid the collision and hit the Elantra on the left side of the car.
The two rear passengers died at the scene while the two front passengers were transported to the hospital via Halo Flight. The front two passengers are listed in critical condition, one with life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries and will not be cited based on the circumstances of the accident.
The two surviving females were transported to the trauma unit at Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi. The names of the deceased and the survivors have not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
Highway 77 has been cleared and is now open to traffic.