Seguin woman killed in single-vehicle crash

Authorities still aren’t sure what caused a vehicle to go off the road on SH 123 Wednesday morning, resulting in the death of a Seguin woman.

The single-vehicle collision also injured her brother. It occurred at approximately 11:18 a.m. in the 1900 block of SH 123, just past the new overpass at the highway’s intersection with Wonder World Drive.

Police identified the driver of the 2005 black Chevrolet Malibu as 18-year-old Eric Baldera of Seguin. He was transported by San Marcos/Hays County EMS to St. David’s South Austin Hospital, where he was treated for injuries described as non-life threatening.

Cassandra Baldera, 26, was a passenger. Police said her injuries were more severe, and after “life saving measures were attempted,” she was transported by ambulance to Central Texas Medical Center.

She succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by Hays County Justice of the Peace Joann Prado at 1 p.m.

Members of the SMPD Collision Investigation Team responded for a detailed investigation.  

 Based on preliminary evidence and witness accounts, investigators believe the Chevrolet Malibu was traveling southbound on SH 123 when it began drifting to the left.  

 The vehicle crossed the opposing lanes of traffic just prior to the new SH 123/Wonder World overpass, entered the ditch and traveled through a barbed wire fence before colliding with a large metal utility pole. It did not appear that the woman who later died was wearing her seatbelt.  

The cause of the collision and any potential criminal charges are still under investigation.

 This is the fifth major traffic collision the Collision Investigation Team has investigated this year and is the fourth traffic fatality of 2017 in San Marcos.

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