Three Wimberley residents dead in traffic accident on Ranch Road 12

Three Wimberley residents were pronounced dead Sunday evening after a driver veered off into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle on Ranch Road 12 near San Marcos.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 22-year-old Ramiro Ramirez was traveling northbound on Ranch Road 12 three miles south of San Marcos around 9 p.m. when he swerved into the southbound lane and struck an SUV being driven by Elizabeth Kay Richter, a 63-year-old New Braunfels resident. Richter’s vehicle then spun and skidded along the guardrail before coming to a final stop

Ramirez’s vehicle, however, kept going in the southbound lane, and hit another car occupied by two Wimberley residents, 40-year-old Angela Mary Masullo and 44-year-old Daniel Stuart Masullo, head on. The Masullo’s vehicle was pushed up backwards on top of a guardrail, and the vehicle Ramirez was driving came to a stop and burst into flame.

The Masullo’s and Ramirez were both pronounced dead at the scene, while Richter was treated and released. Two additional passengers in the Masullo’s SUV were transported South Austin Medical Center, where their conditions are unknown.

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