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Two Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident

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Lilibeth Ramirez3 years ago

Two people are dead and a third is in critical condition following a fiery crash in San Antonio’s Westside.

Details on the San Antonio Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, an accident occurred around 1:10 a.m. in the 10300 block of U.S. Hwy 90 on Saturday. Police reports state a driver of a GMC SUV was driving eastbound in the westbound lane when it collided with a red 1998 Mitsubishi Montero.

The driver of the SUV was trapped inside while the vehicle burst into flames. EMS pronounced the driver dead at the scene of the accident; however, the Medical Examiner was unable to identify the victim. The driver of the Montero was killed after the vehicle burst into flames as well.

The driver of a silver Lexus was transported to University Hospital in critical condition, which according to the police report, was hit by the SUV after it had collided with the Montero.

Police reports state intoxication is expected as a contributing factor to the accident.

The Truth about Drunk Driving

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports 239 child passengers were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2012 –of those, more than half were passengers in a vehicle with the drunk driver.
  • The rate of drunk driving is highest among 21 to 25 year olds.
  • Drunk driving costs the United States $199 billion a year—almost $800 per adult.
  • Twenty-eight people die every day in America as a result of driving while intoxicated.
  • According to MADD, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.


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