2nd Brandeis student dies after alleged racing crash

Bexar County medical examiner confirms death of Georgina Rodriguez, 16; Gabriela Lerma, 17, died Tuesday

Published On: Feb 21 2013 06:19:17 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 04:56:01 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

A second Brandeis High School student has died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on Tuesday, KSAT 12 confirmed early Thursday morning.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed 16-year-old Georgina Rodriguez died just before midnight Wednesday. Rodriguez was taken off life support late Tuesday night.

Rodriguez suffered a traumatic brain injury, several fractures, a broken jaw and a severed artery.

Rodriguez was riding in the back seat of a car involved in a crash that also claimed the life of fellow Brandeis High School student, 17-year-old Gabriela Lerma (pictured below). Investigators said Lerma was riding in the back seat as well.

Police believe the crash on the Loop 1604 access road near Hausman Road was the result of street racing.  

Two other students, 19-year-old Antonio Flores, who was driving, and Monique Castaneda, 18, who was riding in the front seat, are being treated at University Hospital.

The four teens left campus to grab lunch and, on the way back, Flores reportedly tried to race another vehicle.

He lost control when he tried to pass a truck that was making a left turn. Driving the pickup truck was Ricardo Sandoval, 49, along with passenger, Oscar Rios, 27.

Investigators are still looking for the second car that was allegedly involved.