Reports coming out of Pasadena, Texas state that six injured people were involved in a car accident that included three cars. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 7 AM. The driver of a Mustang collided with two other cars. The first car that it collided was a sedan containing a mother and daughter. The Mustang did not stop and instead, it veered into oncoming traffic. Shortly after, the Mustang collided head-on with a pick-up truck. The driver of the Mustang was injured, as well as her two passengers, two boys of ages 6 and 12. The driver and passenger of the sedan were also injured, as well as the driver of the pick-up truck. They were all taken to the hospital. An investigation is currently going underway to solve whether the driver of the Mustang was impaired or whether there was a vehicle malfunction.
Reports coming out of Athens, Texas state that James Scholar, of Aubrey, died in a fatal vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 5:30 PM on U.S. 175. Police reports state that a motorcycle, ridden by Scholar, was about to go on the off ramp when a pick-up truck pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The truck that was stopped at the sign failed to yield the right of way. Scholar died from the injuries he sustained in the accident. James Creel, of Palestine, was the truck driver and was not injured.
Reports coming out of San Antonio, Texas state that Raven Hernandez, 19, was involved in a rear-end car accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident happened at about 4 PM on I-10 West near Wurzbach Road. Hernandez was a passenger in an SUV that was on the side of the road due to a tire blow-out. A Ford F-150 crashed into the SUV along with another truck on the road. Hernandez died from the injuries she sustained in the accident. The driver of the Ford was injured, but the driver of the SUV and of the other truck that was hit were not injured.
Reports coming out of Corpus Christi, Texas state that one person has died and another has been severely injured after being involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at around 7 at the intersection of Suntide Road and Up River Road. Police believe that the driver of the 18-wheeler was driving north on Suntide Road, when a sedan that was going on Up River Road hit the rig head-on at the intersection. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, but the driver and the passenger of the sedan were. The passenger died from their injuries, while the driver was taken to the hospital.
Reports coming out of San Antonio, Texas state that a man was involved in a single-car accident. According to law enforcement, the accident occurred at around 2:30 AM, on the De Zavala exit off of I-10. The driver lost control of his vehicle, a Tahoe, and collided with a utility pole. Police believe that factors of the accident were the high speed that the car seems to have been driven at, as well as the wet road conditions. Police also found an open alcohol container in the vehicle, which may indicate that the victim may have been under the influence while driving. In addition, reports state that the victim was not wearing a seatbelt. The victim has not been identified as of yet.
Jamie Armando Velazquez-Garcia, Angel Medina Ramirez, and Gonzalo Gonzalez all were killed in a fatal head-on collision near Sherman, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at about 11 AM on South Highway 289, in between Highway 902 and Mormon Grove Road. A Saturn that was travelling north crossed the center line and hit a Lincoln Navigator SUV that was going south. The three victims that were killed in the accident were all in the Saturn. Two more people, one of which was also a passenger in the Saturn, and the other was the driver of the SUV, were severely injured. Police do not know what the cause of the accident is as of yet.
Reports coming out of El Paso, Texas state that Adrian Arellano was involved in a fatal vehicle accident. Arellano was a police officer and had been with the police department for ten years. He was in a funeral procession at the time, off-duty and as an escort, riding a motorcycle, with all of his lights and sirens activated. The accident occurred on Edgemere Boulevard and Yarbrough Drive at about 2 PM. Law enforcement states that an officer was directing traffic at the intersection stated above when Maria Soto, the driver of a Honda Civic, entered the intersection and collided with Arellano. He was thrown off of the motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital but died from the injuries sustained in the accident. Soto, as well as one of her passengers, who is 14, were taken to the hospital. They were both injured, but not grievously. Police state that Soto clearly disregarded the officer's directing of the traffic.
Reports coming out of Polk County, Texas state that Brian Schiffel, 27, of Montgomery, was involved in a fatal head-on collision in Onalaska. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred on U.S. 190. Police state that Schiffel's car, a Chevy SUV, was heading west when it crossed the center line and hit a Ford pick-up truck that was travelling east. The driver of the truck, Shawn Lee Kimes, was seriously injured. Schiffel also had a passenger, Jeanette Baba, 26, of Chapel Hill, who was also seriously injured.
Five people were injured in a car accident in Colony, Texas that culminated in a pick-up truck crashing into a house. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred near Paige Road and Texas 121. The accident was the cause of a fight that had broken out previously in the night. There had been a party on Strickland Avenue that Cesar, Geovanni, and Jesus Rojas (all between the ages of 18 and 20) had been attending. Five people, also between the ages of 18 and 20, came to the party as well. There was an altercation between these five and the Rojas brothers. The Rojas brothers and two other friends, (19 and 20 years old) left the party in a Dodge Caliber. They stopped at a gas station when the five people that had been at the party drove up and started damaging the Dodge with a baseball bat. The five were in a pick-up truck. A chase followed, with the truck after the Dodge. The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and ended up crashing into a house on Crtuchberry Place. The driver of the truck, along with four other passengers, were seriously injured. They were taken to the hospital. Those in the Dodge were not injured. The residents of the house were uninjured as well.
Angie Neldine Smith of Longview, Texas was involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident. Law enforcement believes that the accident occurred at around 12:30 AM in the 1600 block of George Richey Road. Smith was driving a Chevy Trailblazer. Police believe that that the car veered off of the road and landed in the front yard of a home. The car hit a tree forcefully. Smith died from the injuries she sustained in the accident. The cause of the accident is unknown as of yet.