On January 11
around 1 a.m., the Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. 287 about half a mile east of Harrold, Texas.
DPS Troopers say a Toyota minivan was traveling southbound in the northbound lane. The van hit a small Chevrolet passenger car that was heading northbound.
The driver of Chevrolet, 27-year -old Mario Alaniz, who was from Channelview, Texas was killed. The passenger in the Chevrolet survived and was transported to United Regional Hospital.