18-year-old dies after 2-vehicle crash on Northwest Side, authorities say

Dominique Orta has died following crash on Prue Road, authorities said

SAN ANTONIO – An 18-year-old woman has died following a two-vehicle car crash on the Northwest Side over the weekend.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Dominique Orta was pronounced dead following the crash, which happened around 1 a.m. Sunday, in the 7900 block of Prue Road.

Police said the two vehicles involved in the crash, a Dodge Challenger and a Ford Mustang, were traveling westbound on Prue Road before the accident.

The Challenger pulled up alongside the Mustang in the eastbound lane when the driver saw an approaching vehicle headed toward their car.

The Challenger tried to speed up and cut back into the westbound lane, but its right side struck the front left wheel of the Mustang, police said.

The Mustang lost control and slammed into a telephone pole, causing it to break “clear through” in two places, according to a preliminary report.

The Mustang rolled over and an 18-year-old woman, who was in the rear passenger’s seat, was ejected. Police said the Mustang came to a rest on top of the woman.

The other vehicle involved in the crash had two men inside, but neither of them were injured, police said.

Police did not say if criminal charges are pending.

Relatives of Orta told KSAT that they have planned a vigil for the teenager on Monday evening.

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