Police identify 7-year-old girl killed in crash involving taco truck on Highway 90

The driver and the girl’s father are hospitalized, authorities say

SAPD: 7-year-old girl dies at hospital after car crash with taco truck on Highway 90
SAPD: 7-year-old girl dies at hospital after car crash with taco truck on Highway 90

SAN ANTONIOLatest:

Officials have released the name of the 7-year-old girl that was killed in a car crash with a taco truck on Highway 90 Saturday night.

The child, Avery Fabela, was taken to the hospital from the scene with critical injuries. Police say she later succumbed to those injuries.

The female driver and the man in the vehicle, assumed to be Fabela’s father, are still hospitalized from the crash.

We’ll bring more details as they become available.

Update:

San Antonio Police Department says the 7-year-old girl involved in a car crash with a taco truck on Highway 90 and West Military Drive on Saturday has passed away.

The girl was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. As of around 7:50 p.m., police say she succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

The female driver, 26, is also being treated at the hospital and is in stable condition. The man, assumed to be the girl’s father, is in serious condition.

Traffic investigation detail is on the scene and have closed a major portion of the highway, from Callaghan Road, both eastbound and westbound lanes.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area for the next two hours as the investigation continues.

Original:

A female juvenile is in critical condition after San Antonio police say a car crashed into a taco truck on Highway 90 Saturday night.

Witnesses at the scene told police the vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when it had a blow out, slammed into a guardrail, flipped over the guardrail and came across the highway, hitting a taco truck.

The young female sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital from the scene.

Police say an adult male, believed to be the girl’s father, was also in the vehicle and was unconscious after the crash, but was still breathing.

The driver, an adult female, was alert and conscious as well.

The crash investigation is still ongoing.


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