Two Die in Wreck on Highway 77

An elderly couple from Victoria died in a three-vehicle accident on US 77 near Swiss Alp on Tuesday.

The wreck happened around 12:35 p.m. at the top of the big hill south of Swiss Alp and short distance north of the FM 956 intersection. According to a report by DPS Trooper James McCoy, the couple who died were in a brown 2010 Toyota SUV that was heading north. The driver was 85-yearold Franklin Stoeltje of Victoria; Annie Stoeltje, 84 of Victoria, was the only passenger.

McCoy’s report stated that the Toyota was behind a teal 1994 Ford Van driven by 57-year-old Jorge Tobon of Houston. Tobon was attempting to make a left turn into a private driveway when the Toyota struck the van from behind. Then an 18-wheeler heading south struck the Toyota head-on.

 

 

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