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Fatal car accident caused by wrong-way crash on I-90

While traveling on Texas U.S. 90 back in San Antonio on July 12, 2010, a local driver noticed that traffic on the road had slowed down considerably. He was driving with his daughter and an 11-year-old nephew around 11 p.m. and assumed that a car accident was causing the traffic to back up. Then, suddenly, a Dodge Nitro in front of him exploded into pieces after a Ford F-150 traveling the wrong way on the highway smashed into the Nitro.

A drunk U.S. Army private had been speeding the wrong way on U.S. 90 for at least five miles. After crushing the Nitro, the F-150 collided head-on into the car containing the father, daughter and nephew. The driver suffered a broken hip, while his daughter injured her back and his nephew fractured his collarbone.

The driver of the Nitro sustained injuries from glass being embedded in his face, head, ears, and eyes. His passenger, who was both his brother-in-law and best friend, died - the right side of his body crushed while pinned between the seat and the door frame. The two men had just helped the driver's niece move out of her home, and they were following the niece's car when she suddenly swerved out of the way to avoid the F-150.

Police say the F-150 driver was heavily intoxicated and belligerent when he was finally arrested. He later claimed that he had blacked out and did not remember anything from the car accident until he awoke in the hospital. He was later sentenced to probation by a Texas criminal court for a collision that killed one man, and nearly killed several other individuals.

Source: mysanantonio.com, "Wrong-way crashes are hidden problem in Bexar County," Vianna Davila and John Tedesco, June 3, 2012

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