Rogelio Valenzuela Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on US 90 in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (August 31, 2022): Reports have identified the man killed in the crash as 18-year-old Rogelio Valenzuela. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
San Antonio, TX -- August 6, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where their vehicle crashed along US 90.
In reports, officials said that the crash took place at around 2:30 a.m. along US Highway 90 West near Military Drive.
According to investigators, a Chevy Silverado was eastbound on the US 90 access road. Somehow, the vehicle lost control, causing the vehicle to go up an embankment and into a light pole.
The crash ejected the unidentified driver, resulting in fatal injuries. It appears no one else was involved in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.
Commentary on Rogelio Valenzuela Single-Vehicle Accident in San Antonio
At 2:30 a.m., folks will no doubt assume that alcohol played a role in this crash. That's certainly common, and it can even bring up complex issues authorities rarely handle on their own, such as a bar being complicit for over-serving the driver.
But with a victim this young, that doesn't seem too likely. Folks may be tempted to assume this young man was just being reckless, but jumping to conclusions isn't going to help anyone. Understanding other possible factors authorities tend to overlook could show there's more to this crash than meets the eye.
Tire blowouts, mechanical defects, road hazards, medical emergencies, drivers who left the scene--common or not, these are all things that can lead to a deadly crash like this. It's important to understand these possibilities so folks know what investigators should be looking for. The article below explains this further, so those looking to learn more can click the image.