SAN ANGELO, Texas (Concho Valley Homepage) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has released information regarding a fatal collision out of Ozona that has left four dead.
The incident happened at 8:24 p.m. on March 13, 2023, right across from the Ozona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center Park on Avenue E and 15th just off Interstate 10.
Preliminary investigation shows that law enforcement attempted to stop vehicle one, a 2021 Dodge Ram 1500, for a speeding violation. The driver of vehicle 1 refused to stop and a police chase ensued eastbound on IH-10.
Vehicle two, a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500, had been traveling southbound on SH 163 through a green light when vehicle one disregarded its red light traveling at a high rate of speed and colliding in the intersection with vehicle two.
Both occupants of vehicle two were pronounced deceased on the scene as well as two passengers of vehicle 1 by Justice of the Peace Angelina Ramos.
The occupants of vehicle two have been identified as Maria and Emilia Tambunga. Emilia Tambunga was a second-grade student at Ozona Elementary and Maria Tambunga was her grandmother.
The two passengers, listed as deceased, of vehicle one were listed as an ‘Undocumented Non-Citizen’ and were reported to have not been wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.