Two men from Mid-County were killed Sunday, June 30, when their vehicle struck a tree in Groves.
Sunday morning at around 7:40 a.m. Groves Police responded to a single vehicle crash involving a tree. Authorities said the preliminary investigation and statements from witnesses indicate that Oziel Carrizales, 19, of Port Arthur, and his passenger Juan Figueroa, 19, of Port Neches were traveling southbound in the 3900 block of FM 366 in a Honda, driven by Carrizales.
According to a witness, the vehicle veered across the two northbound lanes of traffic and struck a tree. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither was wearing safety restraints.
The Groves Police Department is continuing its investigation into the cause of the crash. If anyone has additional information regarding this incident, please call (409) 962-0244.