Crystal Rivera Ruiz Killed in Accident at State Hwy 16 in Atascosa County, TX

January 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Crystal Rivera Ruiz
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 16, Helotes, Atascosa County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford Maverick, Tractor-trailer
State Hwy 16
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford Maverick and a Tractor-trailer were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person at State Hwy 16 in Atascosa County, TX on January 14th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 5:45 p.m. According to investigators, a Ford Maverick operated by 33-year-old Crystal Rivera Ruiz was going southbound on Hwy 173 when it turned left to go northbound at a merge point. Officers say the vehicle failed to yield and traveled into the that of a tractor-trailer, the two vehicles colliding in the process. The crash left Ruiz with fatal injuries. The other driver involved was not injured. Additional information was not available.

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