3 dead following five-vehicle collision in Seguin
A five-vehicle collision in Seguin left three people dead Thursday.
The Seguin Police Department and Seguin Fire/EMS responded to the fiery, fatal collision on Thursday, involving five vehicles at east Interstate 10 near the State Highway 123 Bypass.
Officials said the accident occurred at approximately 2:56 p.m. A preliminary investigation revealed that a semi-truck transporting meat products was traveling down the roadway when it was cut-off by vehicles attempting to avoid Texas Department of Transportation workers in the area.
The driver of the semitruck braked abruptly to avoid a collision, causing the truck to lose its load on the highway, resulting in slick road conditions.
Another semi-truck heading the same way swerved to avoid the crash but collided into a guardrail. The semitruck burst into flames on impact and in a chain reaction, four additional vehicles were involved.
Officials said two patients were transported to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center where they were treated for various injuries. Two persons involved in the collision were treated and released at the scene. One Seguin Police Officer was treated and released from Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained trying to heroically save the victims.
Three individuals died at the scene. The victims have been identified as Jason A. Howell, 48, of San Antonio; Jason N. Sanchez, 36, of San Antonio; and Joseph D. Cline, 37, of Marion.
Justice of the Peace Daryl Hunter has ordered autopsies on the victims, and they have been transported to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office. Next of kin have been notified.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing by the Seguin Police Department.