DPS to close SH 73 stretch for wreck investigation Monday afternoon

Published 8:56 am Monday, March 12, 2018

The Texas Department of Public Safety will close the eastbound traffic lanes on SH 73, near Wilber Road, to reconstruct a fatal crash that occurred Friday.

DPS said all eastbound traffic lanes will be closed for about three hours with crash reconstruction beginning at 1 p.m.

Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route, DPS said.  Expect delays.

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Joshua Caleb Crunk, of Dayton, Texas, was killed in a wreck around 6 a.m. Friday.

His vehicle was in collision with a truck tractor-trailer driven by Jesus Chapa, 75, of Alvin.