• May 12, 2022

Altinay Euridisse Valdez, Jaime Perez Killed in Rollover Accident on Research Plaza in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (May 20, 2022): Reports identified the two victims killed in the crash. The occupants were identified as 19-year-old Altinay Euridisse Valdez and 21-year-old Jaime Perez. the factors surrounding the crash are still under investigation.

San Antonio, TX -- May 11, 2022, two people were killed following an accident where a vehicle overturned into a creek off Research Plaza.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:00 p.m. along Research Plaza off South New Braunfels Avenue.

According to officials, police believe two vehicles were racing when one of the vehicles may have bottomed out and lost control. The vehicle then veered off-road where it overturned into a creek.

Two people in that vehicle, a man and a woman, sustained fatal injuries. It's unclear if authorities identified others involved in the crash. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Altinay Euridisse Valdez, Jaime Perez Rollover Accident in San Antonio

With so few details available here, it's best that folks ensure they aren't jumping to conclusions. It is certainly concerning to see allegations of street racing. It's also important to look into things like alcohol this late at night, especially if there's a chance a local bar illegally over-served the victims. At the same time, however, it wouldn't be the first time if further investigations showed police were looking in the wrong direction.

Altinay Valdez, Jaime Perez Rollover Accident San Antonio, TX

There may have been mechanical issues, road hazards, a medical emergency, etc. Were there witnesses confirming that there was a race, or did authorities assume so based on something like tire markings or the type of vehicle involved? We don't have answers to these questions yet, so drawing conclusions before taking every possible step to answer they would only serve to further harm the grieving families.


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