Man Dies in Auto Accident by The Rim

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
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