According to the Alice Echo News Journal, the accident occurred Tuesday when a Nissan Altima was struck from behind by a Volkswagen Jetta while slowing to make a turn from Highway 359 onto County Road 3213.
The passenger of the Nissan, identified as Maria Carbajal, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital.
The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to an Alice hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):