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One Dead in San Antonio DWI Crash

Destiny Baker3 years ago

A man is dead as a result of a fatal drunk driving collision in northeast San Antonio on Saturday.

About the Fatal San Antonio Crash

According to the San Antonio Express-News, 32-year-old Cesar Rivera died of head injuries following a collision at the intersection of Uhr Lane and Thousand Oaks Drive around 2:45 pm.

Lacy Lynd Guerrero, 35, was traveling north along Uhr Lane when witnesses claim she ran a red light and crashed into Rivera’s Hyundai as he was moving east on Thousand Oak.

Authorities claim that immediately following the clash, Guerrero abandoned her vehicle and attempted to find someone who would driver her away from the scene; however, officers were able to catch up to Guerrero and arrest her.

Guerrero has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and failure to stop an render aid. She is being held on bail totaling $90,000.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,399 people lost their lives in traffic collisions along Texas roadways in 2012. This marked a 10.82 percent increase from the 3,067 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Additionally, another 230,506 people were injured in Texas traffic collisions with 87,087 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • Roughly 838 people lost their lives at intersections or in crashes related to intersections, and 1,099 deaths were attributed to crashes which involved at least one driver who was under the influence.
  • Using available data, TxDOT was able to determine:
    • One person was killed in every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes 17 seconds.
    • One reportable crash occurred every 75 seconds.

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