Deadly one-vehicle crash under investigation
ALAMO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred September 9 south of Alamo. The crash happened on Military Highway 281 west of Valley View Road at around 11:00 p.m., according to a DPS news release.
Preliminary investigation showed a black 2004 GMC Envoy was driving westbound on Military Highway when it “failed to drive in a single lane as it approached a curve west of Valley View Road”, according to the release.
The GMC veered into a side skid, crossed the street onto a ditch and struck a drainage pipe. The vehicle went airborne and landed on its top in a nearby field, the release stated.
The GMC driver, 31-year-old Mateo Alonso Cruz of Donna, died at the scene, according to the release.
Beer bottles were located at the crash site and the GMC had a strong odor of alcohol, according to the report.
The crash remains under investigation.
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