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Roosevelt High School student dies in crash hours after getting first car

Andrea Reyna, 16, ejected, killed in crash

A 16-year-old Roosevelt High School student died in a single-car wreck late Wednesday night, just hours after she was given her first car.

Police said Andrea Reyna was speeding eastbound on Crosswinds Way when she lost control of her car as she drove around a curve near the intersection of Interstate 35 and Wiedner Road, in northeast San Antonio.

Police said Reyna's Hyundai Accent jumped the curb and crashed into a brushy area.

Reyna's mother, Anna Reyna, said she had taken her daughter shopping earlier in the evening, and they had brought the car home at 8:30 p.m. -- two hours before the crash.

"She was so excited to have that car. She wanted to go show it off, and she had a curfew. She was coming home," Anna Reyna said.

She said Andrea drove to her boyfriend's house, and was on the way home when she crashed.

When her daughter missed her curfew, then didn't pick up her phone, Reyna went out looking for her.

"I (saw) the ambulance and the fire department and everything, and I wasn't sure if it was her or not, but I couldn't reach her," Reyna said.

According to police, Reyna was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"She's just a beautiful girl, and I'm very fortunate to have her as a daughter," Reyna said. "I feel like a part of me has been taken away."

Reyna's death comes just one day after two Brandeis High School students died in an alleged street racing wreck.

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