A 17-year-old Robstown High School student died last week after succumbing to injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident that left three others injured.
Johnathan Flores had been in the intensive care unit at CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital since the March 19 incident with severe internal injuries, hospital officials said.
Cpl. Charlie Ramirez, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the accident occurred after a 2001 Ford Expedition, driven by the victim's brother, Jose Felipe Flores, attempted to pass two vehicles while traveling westbound on County Road 38, just outside of Robstown.
In the vehicle, as well, were 14-year-old James Flores, also a brother of the deceased, and 14-year-old Omar Elizondo Jr.
Ramirez said the Ford Expedition was traveling at speeds of at least 75 mph when Jose Flores drove partially off the left side of the roadway as he passed the two vehicles ahead of him. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle began to skid off of the roadway into a field before flipping, according to the report.
As the vehicle rolled, it struck a utility pole with the rear of the vehicle as it overturned. Two passengers, Johnathan Flores and Elizondo, were ejected from the vehicle into the field Ramirez said.
None of the vehicle's occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to the report. It was not known whether any citations were issued for the accident, Ramirez said.
A Rosary was recited March 29 at the church, with the funeral and burial taking place March 30 in Robstown Memorial Park.