DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) - DPS confirmed Saturday night that a fourth man has died as a result of the two vehicle crash on 290 at Belterra Drive in Dripping Springs.
Family members confirmed the victims names. They are: Oscar Ibarra Gomez, 37, Johnny Ibarra, 21, Jesus Arreola Jimenez, 37, Antonio Vazquez, 34.
All of the men were relatives and friends and were working construction in the area to support their families.
Jimenez leaves behind a wife and five children between the ages of 11 and 19.
Gomez leaves behind a wife and two children aged 8 and 12.
DPS investigators say both vehicles involved in the crash entered the intersection while the light was yellow.
They say the driver of a Honda was making a left hand turn onto Belterra drive when it was struck by the Dodge pickup towing a trailer. The truck was going east on 290 when it entered the intersection.
Michael Sowder heard the impact of the crash from inside the feed store he runs nearby. He says he heard the sound of tires screeching, followed a loud boom.
Sowder and several other people tried to get the men out but they were trapped inside the vehicle.
Sowder and other residents in that area say the stretch of roadway is dangerous. "I've been hit out here myself," Sowder said. "This is a bad corner."
The four men who died were all in the pick up truck.
The driver of the Honda and the fifth passenger in the truck suffered minor injuries.
Officials have not yet determined whether the victims were wearing seat belts. At this time, no charges have been filed.
The families have set up a fund:
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