UPDATE: This story was updated at 3 p.m. to confirm the death of one individual involved in the crash and again at 3:44 p.m. with the victims name.
LOS INDIOS, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Military Highway is shut down in both directions after a major accident in Los Indios left one dead, authorities say.
Law enforcement said the major accident on 281 and Rangerville Road involved a semi-truck and a sedan, which was heavily damaged.
Eddie Mendoza, Los Indios Chief of Police, told ValleyCentral that a man driving a Nissan Altima collided with an 18-wheeler. Mendoza confirmed the driver of the Nissan was killed in the crash.
The victim of the crash was identified as 67-year-old Pedro Reyes, a Los Indios resident. The next of kin of the deceased have been notified, Mendoza said.
Motorists are asked to find alternate routes as Highway 281 remains closed in both directions.