A 50-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after crossing his Porsche into oncoming traffic near Rim Pass, a street that leads to San Antonio’s popular retail area called “The Rim”.
About the Fatal Auto Accident by The Rim
The San Antonio Express-News reports the man, identified as Fernando Sepulveda, was traveling north on Vance Jackson Road when he merged into the southbound lanes and struck a minivan.
Investigators report speed was a factor in the fatal auto accident. The driver of the mini-van was transported to a nearby hospital.
Authorities are still investigating the accident. The condition of the driver of the mini-van has not been released.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,408 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2013 – a .26-percent decrease from the 3,417 death reported in 2012.
- Wrong-way and head-on collisions accounted for 526 deaths in 2013.
- An additional 232,599 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, with 16,807 people sustaining serious injuries.
- A reportable accident occurred in Texas every 71 seconds in 2013