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ME’s Office identifies victim of deadly overnight crash on Highway 281

Sylvia Santoy, 61, died from multiple blunt force injuries

Driver expected to face charges after deadly overnight crash on Highway 281
Driver expected to face charges after deadly overnight crash on Highway 281

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The victim of a deadly overnight crash on Highway 281 has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sylvia Santoy, 61, died from multiple blunt force injuries resulting from the crash, according to the ME.

Santoy was driving a white Honda Civic on Highway 281 when Robert Lee Collett Jr., 38, crashed his pickup truck into her vehicle from behind, crushing it.

Officers at the scene said Collett Jr. appeared to be intoxicated. He faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter, police said.

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A driver who San Antonio police say was speeding and possibly drunk is facing charges after a deadly crash overnight.

Police say Robert Lee Collett Jr., 38, was driving a pickup truck when he crashed into a white 1995 Honda Civic from behind on Highway 281 northbound near Thousand Oaks.

They say they had reports that he was speeding when his truck slammed into the car, crushing it.

A woman who was inside that vehicle died at the scene.

Police did not release her name right away, but said she’s 61 years old.

Officers at the scene said Collett Jr. appeared to be intoxicated.

Collett Jr. faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter, police said.


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