Police in San Antonio are investigating a fatal head-on collision that involved a wrong-way driver on I-35 near the San Antonio Military Medical Center early Tuesday morning, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
About the San Antonio Wrong-Way Driver
Police received a call at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday alerting authorities to a driver traveling the wrong-way on Interstate 37 and East Houston Street in San Antonio. The driver would eventually travel to Interstate 35 near the San Antonio Military Medical Center where he would be involved in a fatal head-on collision.
The driver, identified as Dwain Fuselier Jr., 31, crashed head-on with a Buick Regal on I-37 and Binz-Engleman Road. Fuselier was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Buick was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center with multiple fractures and is listed in stable condition.
Wrong-Way Collision Facts
In 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a special report on the dangers of wrong-way highway collisions. Although these types of collisions only account for 3 percent of fatal accidents, the report says, the chances of serious injuries and fatalities are much higher than other types of accidents. The NTSB estimates that each year, roughly 360 people are killed in wrong-way collisions on highways. The report also notes that a significant factor (about 60%) in these types of crashes is alcohol.