Monday, May 6, 2019 at 2:27 am, officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of I-10 E, eastbound service road. A responding officer located a vehicle in the grass in front of Coastal Welding Supply. The officer found two small children in the back seat crying. The female driver was deceased. The officer took the children to a safe location until EMS arrived on scene and took over care.
The initial investigation indicates the vehicle, a silver 2015 Dodge Dart with a Nevada license plate, driven by Adriana Diane Caballero, a 24 year old Nevada resident, was traveling at a high rate of speed east bound on the service road. She crossed the intersection of 7th and I-10, struck the curb on the north side of the road, and lost control. The vehicle began flipping on the north side of the roadway and struck one of the support columns for the overpass. The vehicle continued flipping until it came to rest in front of Coastal Welding Supply. The vehicle’s engine and other vehicle parts were separated from the vehicle and located under the overpass. It is unknown at this time why she was operating her vehicle at such a high rate of speed.
The family is from Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas police department was notified and family members in Southeast Texas were located. The children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment. The 2 year old has a compound fracture of his right wrist and the 4 year old has an orbital fracture and concussion. Both are listed in stable condition and were transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.