One Dead, Another Injured Following Head-On Collision in San Antonio

A wrong-way driver is dead and another person injured after a head-on collision South of San Antonio.

Details about the Fatal Head-On Collision

News 4 San Antonio is reporting that a wrong way driver was killed in a head-on collision on the city’s southwest side late Tuesday evening.

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.

Drunk Driving Statistics in the State of Texas

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):

  • In 2013, Texas led the nation with a recorded 1,337 deaths that were caused by a drunk driver – this accounts for 39.5 percent of all traffic deaths in the state, a 3.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • There were a total of 25,479 alcohol related crashes in Texas in 2013.
  • There were 99,195 DUI arrests in the state in 2013.
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