Press Release #052015(11)-Del Rio Man Dies in Morning Crash on U.S. HWY South 277
Just after 9:30 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police were dispatched to the area of Grand Canal Road and U.S. HWY South 277 for the report of a major traffic crash with injuries involving a passenger car and an SUV.
San Angelo Fire Department Personnel responded to the scene and used the Jaws of Life to extricate the Jeep's passenger. Both driver and passenger were transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of incapacitating injuries. The Jeep's passenger, eighty (80) year old Lloyd Argabright, later succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash. He was pronounced deceased at 11:56 a.m. by Hospital Staff. The Jeep's driver, seventy-one (71) year-old Nancy Argabright, remains hospitalized in critical condition. It was reported that Mr. and Mrs. Argabright, residents of Del Rio, Texas, were traveling through the San Angelo area heading to a family reunion in Kansas.
The driver of the second vehicle, a fifty (50) year old Christoval woman, was also injured in the crash. She was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. She has since been released.
Crash Investigators working the scene reported the Argabright's 2014 Jeep Patriot was headed eastbound on Grand Canal when the driver disregarded a yield sign and drove into the path of the 2011 Lexus, which was traveling north on HWY 277. The Lexus collided with the Jeep's front passenger area, which caused the Jeep to go into a skid and roll one time before it came to rest upright on its wheels.
Next of kin has been notified. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.