A 17-year-old from San Angelo is dead in a two-car accident

SAN ANGELO, Texas (KLST/KSAN) – A 17-year-old from San Angelo died on June 4 just over a week after he was fatally injured in a crash in Tom Green County that involved three other people.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred on May 24 at 4:30 p.m. on United States Highway 67 at Preacher Road. The road was dry and the weather was clear.

The department’s initial investigation revealed that the driver of a 2023 Dodge 2500 truck was traveling south on U.S. 67. The driver of a 2010 Ford Escape was stopped in front of the truck and waited for oncoming traffic to pass so he could turn left onto Preacher Road .

According to TxDPS, the truck driver failed to control his speed “due to vehicle distraction,” which caused the truck to hit the car. Both vehicles then skidded into a ditch on the eastern side. The truck drove through the eastern ditch and collided with a fence before coming to rest facing east, while the car turned left and came to rest in the ditch facing northeast.

The driver of the Dodge was transported to Shannon Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the Escape was also taken to Shannon with serious injuries, as was a 16-year-old passenger who suffered minor injuries.

A 17-year-old male passenger in the Escape was transported by AirMed1 to Shannon Medical Center and then to University Medical Center in Lubbock due to the extent and severity of his injuries. It was then announced that on June 4 at 7:49 p.m. the man was pronounced dead in the hospital