Two dead in traffic collision on I-35

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Two dead in traffic collision on I-35

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Isabella Lopes and Jaden Edison

UPDATE:

The San Marcos Police Department confirmed the identity of the two individuals killed in the Nov. 14 car accident on IH-35 southbound at the 204B Exit (CM Allen).

Orlando Valdez, 29, of Corpus Christi, was driving the 2014 Chevrolet Spark, and Dana Watson, 21, of Orange Grove, was in the passenger seat when the vehicle was hit from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet dump truck.

Both Valdez and Watson were traveling home from an event in Austin when the incident took place.

The University Star will update this story as details become available.

Jaden Edison contributed to this story.


 

A major collision occurred on southbound Interstate 35 at the 204B Exit, resulting in two fatalities Thursday morning. 

At approximately 2:45 a.m. San Marcos Police, Fire and Hays County EMS were dispatched to the incident, which involved a passenger vehicle that had been struck from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet dump truck.

According to the City of San Marcos press release, the driver of the passenger vehicle was killed instantly while the passenger was transferred to Central Medical Center, where they were later pronounced deceased. Names are being withheld until next of kin has been notified. 

The driver of the truck, Isaac Fettig, 20, of Spencer, TN, was transported to Ascension Seton Hospital in Kyle with minor injuries. Information suggests Fettig’s dump truck collided into the passenger vehicle due to the vehicle either stopping or going slow in a far-right lane on I-35. 

The southbound lanes of  I-35 and the 204B Exit were shut down for several hours Thursday morning, Nov. 14, while the scene was investigated.  

The investigation is ongoing by the Collision Investigation Team of the San Marcos Police Department. According to the press release, these incidents are the 9th and 10th traffic fatalities in San Marcos for 2019.

The University Star will update this story as details become available.

 

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