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One Dead, Nine Injured in Six-Vehicle Crash

Hopeanne Wohlers2 years ago

A massive six-vehicle collision on Texas 80 in San Marcos has left nine injured and one dead, according to a report in the Statesman.

About the San Marcos Car Crash

A six-vehicle wreck on Texas 80 left nine people injured and one man dead. The incident occurred just east of San Marcos on the Fourth of July when the driver of a Dodge Neon failed to stop. The Dodge Neon ran into the back of a Nissan Altima that was stopping to turn left onto County Road 101.

The initial collision sent the Nissan Altima, driven by 25-year-old Christopher Bauman with three other passengers, into oncoming traffic, according to the police report. An oncoming car and a truck struck the Nissan Altima, and then the vehicles struck a Department of Public Safety Vehicle. The last collision sent debris flying towards the sixth vehicle that was involved in the wreck. The San Marcos Fire Department, the South Hays Fire Department, the Hays and Caldwell County sheriff’s offices, and at least a dozen DPS troopers responded to the tragic accident.

As a result of the accident:

  • Bauman, a Woodlands resident, was taken to Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. Doctors pronounced Bauman dead at 1:49pm on Friday.
  • All of the nine people sent to the hospital have been treated and released except for 22 year-old Jeremy Deanfield and 29 year-old Chad Calkins. Both Deanfield and Calkins were in the car with Bauman during the wreck and remain in serious condition at Brackenridge Hospital, according to police.
  • 20 year-old Leontiy Oleg was taken by STAR Flight to Breckenridge Hospital, treated, and released. Oleg is currently under investigation for intoxication manslaughter. He is a resident of Kyle County.     

Texas Car Crash Facts

The Texas Department of Transportation notes that in 2013, there were no deathless days on Texas roadways. In all, there were a total of 3,377 fatalities and 89,270 serious injuries due to traffic-related accidents statewide in 2013. June was the deadliest month with about 336 fatalities occuring that month alone. Alcohol-related crashes accounted for about 32.2% of the total fatalities in 2013.

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