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Two Killed in DUI Accident in San Antonio

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Suspected drunk driver slammed into a tree and killed two people over the weekend.

Details about the Fatal DUI Accident

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that a man who was behind the wheel of a vehicle that slammed into a tree on Sunday evening on the south side of San Antonio will likely face multiple charges of intoxication manslaughter for the deaths of two passengers who were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Police further indicated that they were called to the access road of the 6500 block of Interstate 35 south at around 11:45 p.m. after the driver of a silver sedan lost control of the vehicle while exiting the interstate and drove straight into a tree.

Emergency first responders arrived at the scene of the accident and were able to cut the driver out of the car. The driver was then taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition. Both of the passengers in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency first responders, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Speed is likely to have played a role in the accident, but investigators are still working to find out exactly what cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

At this time, the identities of the victims have not been released by the police department.

Important Information about Driving Under the Influence

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States that can be attributed to driving under the influence:

  • 27 people are killed every day in the United States as a result of drunk driving accidents.
  • Every two minutes, someone is injured in an accident involving drunk driving.
  • The drunk driving rate is the highest among 26-29-year-olds.

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