Rubén Cantú-Rodríguez/Conexión Del Río

DEL RIO – Maverick County officials confirmed this Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016, the passing of Lucila Robles, 69-years-of-age. The woman, who worked at Laughlin Air Force Base, in Del Rio, Texas, was killed during the explosion of a truck and trailer loaded with airbag cartridges near Quemado, Texas.

Forensic tests confirmed the identity of the woman who passed away Monday morning. Dental pieces found at the scene were analyzed by the Medical Examiner in Laredo, Texas. Robles was pronounced dead this Wednesday morning, at 11:35 a.m. by Justice of Peace June Smith.

The Maverick County Sheriff’s Department announced that the two-day search comes to an end.

According to authorities the woman, who lived alone at her home located on U.S. Highway 277, near the intersection with FM 1666, was alone Monday morning, when the truck came off the road, caught on fire and exploded just in front of the structure.

The truck, hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with airbag cartridges, was traveling from Del Rio to the Takata plant in Eagle Pass, Texas. The driver of the truck, identified as Mario Alberto Rodriguez, 20-years-of-age, was injured along with a passenger. They were able to flee the truck before the blast.

An older couple, traveling in a Toyota SUV, was also injured during the explosion. All four injured victims were transported to a hospital in Eagle Pass, and later airlifted to San Antonio.

The blast damaged some 10 nearby homes, breaking windows and dislodging doors from their hinges. Pieces of rubble and truck parts were found almost 1 mile away from the place of the explosion.

The blast cratered the ground and damaged the road, causing the closure of U.S. Hwy 277 for some 30 hours on and off.