Groves man dies after being injured in I-10 accident

A Groves man has passed away after suffering serious injuries when his car rear-ended a parked 18-wheeler Friday morning.

Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephanie Davis told 12News the accident happened around 1:45 a.m. on Interstate 10 at the Texas-Louisiana state line.  She said a preliminary accident report indicates David Alvarez, 24, of Groves, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, he drifted onto the shoulder and rear-ended a parked truck.

Alvarez, 24, of Groves, was transported by ambulance to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth. DPS relayed Saturday afternoon that he passed away from the injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler, Bobby Connell, 62, of Florida, was not injured.

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