ONLINE ONLY: Laguna Vista woman dies in Causeway accident


Courtesy DPS.

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

A Laguna Vista woman has died after a two vehicle crash on the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  reports.

The woman, identified as 55-year-old Janet Evelyn Goggan, was traveling eastbound on the Causeway in a Mercedes-Benz at approximately 8:30 a.m., according to a statement released by DPS Lt. Johnny Hernandez. Goggan’s vehicle was struck from behind by a Ford utility van. Goggan died at the scene. The driver of the van was not injured, Hernandez wrote in the statement.

The accident caused traffic delays into the afternoon hours. Ultimately, law enforcement opened the westbound lanes of the Causeway to two-way traffic.

DPS is still investigating the crash. Look for more information on this story in the Aug. 25 issue of the PRESS.

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