Kenedy County crash leaving New Jersey woman dead

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A car crash occurred in Kenedy County killing a woman from New Jersey. The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating.

The crash happened at around 9 in the morning. It involved a Peterbilt Reick tractor Semi-Trailor that was stopped on US-77, north of the Sarita border checkpoint.

The driver and passenger left the truck tractor at different times to use the restroom underneath the cargo trailer.

The driver did not notice and continued traveling, the passenger was pinned and killed underneath the trailer.

The passenger was 59-year-old Tina Berki of New Jersey. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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