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Press Release #062014(09)-Early Morning Crash Causes Damage to Beauregard Bridge

A 21-year-old Giddings man was injured during an early morning crash on the Beauregard Bridge.


Just after 5:00 a.m. this morning, San Angelo Police responded to the report of a major traffic crash in the 600 block of W. Beauregard.  Upon arrival, police located a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck crashed through the guardrails on the north side of the bridge.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 


Police then located the male driver of the pickup, walking near his vehicle.  The man, identified as Jesus Perez of Giddings, Texas, was suffering from injuries he sustained in the crash.  Perez informed police he had been drinking alcohol and fell asleep behind the wheel prior to the crash.  Perez was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. 


The crash investigation showed Perez was headed eastbound over the bridge when he apparently fell asleep, crossed over the median and collided with the guardrails. 


The Crash and Incident reports indicate alcohol and failure to control speed as the suspected contributing factors of the crash.  Perez was still undergoing medical treatment at the conclusion of the field investigation.


This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.