Camp Wood resident George Veloz, 23, died Dec. 26, 2015, after allegedly swerving to avoid striking a dead deer on Highway 55 and instead colliding head-on with a fuel truck.
The two-vehicle accident caused a section of the highway, about 20 miles north of Uvalde, to shut down for approximately 11 hours as a hazardous materials team worked to clean-up more than 7,600 gallons of spilled fuel.
The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
A preliminary investigation showed that Veloz was traveling south, toward Uvalde, when he swerved and overcorrected.
The Toyota 4Runner he was driving entered a side-skid into the northbound lane and collided with an oncoming fuel truck, causing that 18-wheeler to roll on its side.
Veloz was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
Although Veloz resided in Camp Wood, he was employed with Bush's Chicken in Uvalde.
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