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One-vehicle wreck results in fatality

Texas Department of Public Safety, Victoria County Sheriff’s Office and Victoria EMS Fire responded to a fatal one-vehicle wreck at approximately 4:47 a.m. this morning, Jan. 10, on US Highway 87 North about five miles north of US Highway 77. 

Briana Lynn Vela, 30, of Cuero was headed northbound towards Cuero driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV when her vehicle drove across both southbound lanes and into a grassy bar ditch hitting a tree with the front left bumper, according to DPS. 

Vela was pronounced dead at the scene by Victoria County Justice of the Peace MaryAnn Rivera, Pct. 1.

According to DPS Vela was the only occupant and the reason the vehicle left the roadway is unknown at this time and the wreck is under investigation.

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