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1 Dead in Head-On Collision with Wrong Way Driver

Chelcy Williams9 months ago

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office identified the driver involved in fatal head-on collision Sunday on Interstate 35.

Details of the Fatal San Antonio Collision

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the medical examiner released the name of the driver as 29-year-old David Hernandez.

The accident occurred on AT&T Parkway around 4 a.m. Sunday morning when Hernandez’s pickup truck collided with another pickup truck traveling north on southbound lanes.

Hernandez died at the scene after suffering fatal blunt force injuries and the wrong-way driver was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center and remains in serious condition.

Texas Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in auto accidents in 2014, marking a 3.7-percent increase from the 3,408 deaths reports in 2013.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in nearly 30-percent of the 2014 fatalities, accounting for 1,041 deaths.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents in 2014 – an average of one injured every 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • A reportable crash occurred in Texas every 66 seconds in 2014.

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