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Investigators work to determine the cause of fatal Texas accident

A fatal fatal one-vehicle accident in San Antonio took place on the evening of July 3. The 81-year-old driver of a GMC Yukon SUV and an 85-year-old female passenger were both killed in the crash. Police say that alcohol consumption does not appear to have played a role. The accident took place on Loop 1604, near Highway 151 at approximately 7:00 p.m.

According to police, the man had been attempting to join the northbound lanes of Loop 1604 from the westbound lanes of Highway 151 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed all four of the highway's traffic lanes. Witnesses told police officers that the driver of the SUV did not appear to brake or take any other form of evasive action before striking a concrete barrier at a high rate of speed.

Emergency medical services personnel were quickly dispatched to the scene, but both of the SUV's occupants had passed away by the time they arrived. One witness to the crash, who had been a passenger on a southbound motorcycle, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Loop 1604 was subsequently closed to both northbound and southbound traffic for several hours.

While a medical condition or a mechanical failure of some sort may have caused this crash, accidents that involve drivers who took no evasive action are often the result of distraction, impairment or fatigue. Those who suffer injuries or financial losses due to the negligent behavior of others may pursue civil remedies, and personal injury attorneys may initiate litigation on their behalf against the reckless individuals involved or their insurance providers.

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