Three men are dead following a head-on collision on Interstate 35 in San Antonio, Texas.
Details of the San Antonio Head-On Crash
According to KSAT, the fatal crash happened around 2:20 am Sunday on I-35 near Highway 281.
Police reports indicate two men in a white truck fired gunshots toward the V Lounge nightclub on East Martin Street before fleeing the scene, traveling the wrong way along the frontage road of Interstate 35.
The truck then traveled onto I-35 using the McCullough exit ramp, heading northbound on the southbound lanes where it struck an SUV head-on.
The two men in the truck, both in their early 20s, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, a man in his 30s, was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The southbound lanes of I-35 were shut down for four hours as responders cleared the scene.
Texas Car Accident Statistics for 2019
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,610 people were killed in car accidents in Texas in 2019, marking a 1.15% decrease from the 3,652 deaths reported in 2018.
- 731 traffic deaths were related to crashes occurring at or near an intersection.
- 600 people were killed in head-on collisions.
- Another 256,338 people were injured in car accidents in Texas with 12,897 suffering serious injuries.
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