18-Year-Old Man Charged With Manslaughter in San Antonio Crash
Authorities have charged 18 year-old Reuben Justin Trejo with manslaughter in connection to a recent fatal crash in Northeast San Antonio.
Details of the Fatal San Antonio Crash
According to San Antonio news outlet mySA, Trejo slammed into another vehicle after running a red light at the intersection of North Foster Road and Farm-to-Market 78 (FM 78).
Local Fox 29 San Antonio reports that Trejo struck the Ford Ranger pickup truck at a high speed as it was turning left at the intersection, killing the driver and injuring another passenger. Trejo was treated for minor injuries and taken into custody for manslaughter in Texas.
The crash occurred shortly before midnight on January 5th.
Texas Intersection Crashes
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 761 people died in car crashes occurring at intersections in 2017.
How to Make Intersection Turns Safer
- Keep vehicle in proper lane
- Check traffic in all directions
- Reduce speed
- Use turn signals
- Avoid left turns when possible
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