“Tragic Rollover Crash Claims Pregnant Woman and Unborn Child’s Lives”

By | July 18, 2023



A tragic accident in Refugio County, Texas, has claimed the lives of a woman and her unborn child. The incident occurred early Sunday morning on State Highway 35 near FM 774. The truck they were traveling in rolled over after colliding with an alligator in the middle of the road.

Emergency responders from the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, Refugio County Office of Emergency Management, Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department, Refugio Volunteer Fire Department, and Calhoun County EMS rushed to the scene to assist. Two adults and three children were injured and transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Gabrielle Breaux, a woman from Louisiana, sadly succumbed to her injuries at DeTar Hospital in Victoria. It was later confirmed that she was pregnant at the time of the accident. The loss of both mother and unborn child is a devastating tragedy for their family and loved ones.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and the presence of the alligator on the highway. Collisions with wildlife can be dangerous and unpredictable, posing a significant risk to both drivers and the animals themselves.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of being vigilant while driving, especially in areas prone to wildlife crossings. It’s crucial to maintain a safe speed, stay focused on the road, and be prepared to react to unexpected obstacles.

Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families during this difficult time. May they find comfort and strength in the support of their loved ones and the community..