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Press Release #120714(04) Fatality Accident

One person dies after a two cars crashed last night in the 700 block of North Bryant Boulevard.                                                                                                                                 

On December 6, 2014, at approximately 11:55 p.m., San Angelo Police responded to an accident at 7th and Bryant Blvd.   Upon arrival, Officers located a white Dodge Ram pickup and a red Honda Civic passenger car still in the intersection.  Officers believed one of the drivers was severely injured and called for additional help from the SAPD Traffic Section.   Traffic Officer Brian Bylsma was assigned to lead the investigation.  


Officers and EMT's were unable to get to the driver of the Civic and additional Fire Department personnel were called to the scene to assist with recovery.  The Jaws of Life were required to extract the driver of the Civic.   The driver of the Civic, Aaron James Allen (03/21/94) of San Angelo, succumbed to fatal injuries he sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased by Judge E. Howard at the scene.    The occupants of the pickup, Jaime Tankersley (08/17/83) and 25-year-old male passenger, Wesley Tankersley, both of San Angelo, were not injured in the accident.


Preliminary investigation shows the Civic was traveling south on Bryant Blvd.  The Dodge pickup was turning left from Bryant to the Houston Harte frontage road.  The driver of the pickup failed to yield the right of way turning left and collided with the Civic in the intersection.   Officers on scene believed alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.  After further investigation, J. Tankersley was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter w/ Vehicle.  J. Tankersley was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.  The incident is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.