Saul Valenzuela Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Medina Base Rd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — October 29, 2022, 36-year-old Saul Tejeda Valenzuela died in a single-vehicle accident on Medina Base Road in Southwest San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on Medina Base at Palm Valley Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Valenzuela was driving along Medina Base, possibly at high speeds, when he allegedly failed to maintain his lane. He lost control while passing through Palm Valley and crashed into a nearby traffic-light control box.
Valenzuela was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
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