Sgt. Ruben San Miguel gives an update on two fatal crashes in the Crossroads

Sgt. San Miguel says there's a few things we can do to prevent crashes

VICTORIA, Texas—- Sgt. Ruben San Miguel confirms there were two fatal accidents in the Crossroads within the last week. A three-year-old girl was killed in an accident on Highway 185 and two women were killed on the Canal Bridge.

On September 11th 47-year-old Gerisue Balentine and 40-year-old Debra Myer were killed in a fatal accident while traveling on the Canal Bridge.

Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says, Myer’s 2014 Kia swerved into Balentine’s lane hitting her Chrysler. The driver of the Kia Soul was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Dodge Country was treated at the scene and then air-flighted to San Antonio Medical Center. Where she was later pronounced deceased,” said, Sgt. Ruben San Miguel with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The second accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon Shannon Gamble, her infant son, and 3-year-old daughter was in a single-car accident. All three were transported to Citizens Medical Center. Sgt. San Miguel says he thinks high speed was the cause of the crash.

“The male infant was again life-flighted to Texas Children’s hospital in Houston where he is in stable condition. The female infant was declared deceased at the hospital by the emergency room doctor and Ms. Gamble the driver was placed in ICU but in stable condition,” said San Miguel.

Sgt. San Miguel says there’s a few things we can do to prevent crashes.

“Drivers need to be alert. They need to be paying attention to what they are doing behind the wheel of the vehicle. They need to make sure they plan their route accordingly to give them enough time to get there without being in a rush.”

In Texas, it’s illegal to text and drive. Sgt. San Miguel says they are cracking down on individuals who are distracted by their phones.

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