OZONA, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday released its official report on the crash that claimed the lives of four people Monday.
Preliminary information indicates on Monday, March 13, a Texas Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a 2021 Dodge pickup driven by Rassian Comer, 22, of Louisiana, for a speeding violation.
Comer refused to stop and a pursuit ensued eastbound on IH-10. The trooper lost visual and terminated the pursuit, and a short time later, Crockett County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle, and Comer continued to flee. Comer then disregarded a red light at State Highway 163 and IH-10 service road intersection and crashed into another pickup truck.
Comer had 11 undocumented non-citizens in his vehicle. The incident resulted in a total of four fatalities; two undocumented non-citizens from the vehicle Comer was driving and two residents of Ozona, Maria Tambunga, 71, and a seven-year-old female, confirmed to be her granddaughter.
Comer remains in serious condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Charges are pending.