Authorities report that a 22-year-old member of the United States Army was driving the wrong way on Highway 90 last night near South Zarzamora. Several vehicles were able to dodge the wrong-way vehicle. KENS5 reports, “However, he reportedly smashed into a Dodge Nitro sports utility vehicle.” That vehicle carried 38-year-old Juan Urrutia. He was killed on the scene. The driver of the Dodge was injured as well.
Police report that the Army man also hit another vehicle. It’s passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries.
According to KENS5, “the soldier was taken to University Hospital to undergo a mandatory blood draw. It’s required in death or injury accidents where alcohol is suspected.” The suspect is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter and assault.
The road can be a dangerous place, especially when alcohol is involved. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a drunk driver, contact the San Antonio Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by dialing (210) 999-9999.