Speeding Driver Dies Upon Colliding with Ditch

Teofilo Lopez Colon, 75, died on Wednesday after landing his 2005  Dodge Ram 2500 pickup in a ditch traveling eastbound on FM 864.

Colon was traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour when he could not maintain a left hand turn at the current speed, which then caused the vehicle to lose traction and begin a right side skid, land in the ditch and begin to roll.

According to the report from the Department of Public Safety, Colon was pronounced dead from the impact while his passenger, Hortencia Lopez, 72, sustained non-capacitating injuries.

Both passengers were wearing their seatbelts.