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Car crashes into bull killing 12-year-old passenger

VICTORIA, Texas - Emergency personnel responded to a fatal car crash Saturday night. A driver struck a bull on Highway 59 killing a 12-year-old boy in the vehicle according to the spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sgt. Ruben San Miguel. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, a 2010 Toyota Yaris, driven by 31- year- old John Michael Jacobs of Victoria hit a stray black bull as he was traveling north on Highway 59. 

Though, both Jacobs and the boy were wearing seat belts, the impact was fatal.

The 12-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, MaryAnn Rivera. San Miguel stated that Jacobs was life flighted to Brooke Army Military Medical Center in San Antonio with severe injuries. 

San Miguel explained how the crash happened, "Jacobs was traveling north in the right lane on Highway 59. He went over the bridge on the Guadalupe River and as he was coming off the bridge there was a black bull in his lane. He didn't see it, and he struck the bull with the front of his vehicle."

The collision caused severe damage.

San Miguel went on to describe how the "vehicle spun into the other lane, rotating into the median crossing into the Southbound lanes of US 59 and eventually came to rest down the embankment."

Authorities are still trying to locate the bull and its owner.

Jacobs remains in critical condition. 
 


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