On August 2, 2021, at 1:29 am, Officers were dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident. When Officers arrived on scene they located a disabled vehicle (Red Kia Sportage) in the parking lot of Central High School (655 Caddo). The Kia Sportage had struck multiple large rocks at the front of the school and came to a stop.
A second wrecked vehicle (White Honda Accord) was located at 600 W Houston Harte. After further investigation it was discovered that the driver of the Kia Sportage ran onto Loop 306 and was struck by the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord then veered off the road and struck a large sign. The driver of the Honda Accord was not wearing a seatbelt.
Due to the impact, the driver of the Kia Sportage and the driver of the Honda Accord succumbed to their injuries at the scene. They were pronounced deceased by Judge Howard. The driver of the Kia Sportage was identified as Raphael Salas (45) from Del Rio. The identity of the second victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. This is still an ongoing investigation. ###