Details of the Fatal Crash
Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of 24-year-old Ariza Marie Gomez.
According to KSAT, the crash started in the parking lot of a Walmart store on Pecan Valley when the pickup Gomez was riding in crashed over an island and hit a tree. The vehicle then went down and embankment and crossed E. Southcross before hitting a pole.
Investigators stated that it appeared as though Gomez was attempting to get out of the truck, but was run over. Responders transported Gomez to San Antonio Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead shortly after.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2015, averaging to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- Alcohol was considered a factor in 960 of the fatalities recorded.
- DUI crashes were most common between the hours of 2:00 am and 2:59 am.
- An additional 246,335 people were injured in motorcycle accidents with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.