According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the wrong-way driver was intoxicated when she collided head-on with a teenage driver on Interstate 35 near Kinney Road at about 10:30 p.m.
The 57-year-old woman died at the scene of the accident. The other driver, a 17-year-old girl was pulled out of the wreckage and taken to University Hospital via helicopter in critical condition.
The girl has since been identified as Andrea Gamez, a student at Somerset High School, who had just finished work at a Whataburger in Lytle when the accident occurred.
Before the accident happened, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said that they received several calls from witnesses trying to report a wrong way driver that was driving south in the northbound lanes.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):