Evelyn Flores, Brothers Killed in Car Accident on Thousand Oaks Drive in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (January 10, 2023): Authorities have identified the adult driver killed in this crash as Evelyn Flores.
San Antonio, TX — January 8, 2023, an adult, a teen, and a juvenile died in an auto accident on Thousand Oaks Drive in Northeast San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. at Thousand Oaks and Alamo Blanco Street. Preliminary investigation suggests the victims were traveling in a Nissan sedan on Thousand Oaks when they either attempted to cross or turn left at Alamo Blanco and entered the path of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep hit the side of the Nissan and the car overturned, then hit a nearby concrete utility pole base.
The car's three occupants--a 22-year-old woman and her brothers ages 17 and 10--were pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the Jeep were taken to an area hospital as a precaution.
The accident remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.
It's always a shame to read about another auto accident like this one on Texas roads, but I've learned over the years that even just the vague details the news offers is sometimes enough to make folks jump to conclusions about what happened. It may be tempting to come up with plausible explanations to fill any gaps still waiting for attention, but the only way to really learn the truth is to conduct a thorough investigation and account for all the possible factors. Three siblings lost their lives here and that's more than enough reason to take appropriate time and care and learn how and why that happened.
Hopefully authorities are doing everything they can to find answers for devastated a family who lost so much in a single night. They deserve no less than the whole story.