Roger Huron Jr., Ashley Nicole Autobee, William Thompson, James Kalisek Killed in Explosion in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (December 15, 2022): Reports identified the others killed in the explosion as 28-year-old Ashley Nicole Autobee, 61-year-old James Kalisek, and 57-year-old William Thompson. Authorities say the explosion occurred in an "underground home" which is on the same property as K Bar. They said they are looking into a propane tank which was apparently "recently worked on." No further information is available at this time.
San Antonio, TX -- December 9, 2022, Roger Huron Jr. and three others were killed due to an accident where an explosion occurred at K Bar Services.
Investigators said that the incident happened at K Bar Services in the 9700 block of Presa Street/US 181 at around 11:00 p.m.
Due to a series of events currently unclear, an explosion occurred which ultimately killed four people. One of the victims has been identified in reports as 36-year-old Roger Huron Jr.
The location of the accident appears to be a large property with several commercial trucks and RVs. It's unclear what exploded or what sparked the explosion. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Roger Huron Jr., Ashley Autobee, William Thompson, James Kalisek Explosion in San Antonio
It no doubt goes without saying that investigating an explosion can be incredibly challenging. An explosion killing four people is only going to warrant even more thorough investigations.
Was this due to a work related accident? Did the property have hazardous conditions that would clearly lead to this sort of thing? Were the victims employees, visitors, or trespassers? Was this all due to an unforeseeable manufacturing defect that needs immediate further attention?
The details given in more recent reports really just raise more questions than answers, though it stands out there may have been a propane tank recently "worked on". Faulty repairs or installations can easily result in an explosion, so it could be that the victims simply had no idea anything was wrong. Hopefully the details are in the hands of experienced professionals who can ensure those affected by this tragedy get some answers.