Somerset mother killed in head-on collision

Norma Hernandez Kay, 49, died at scene; daughter 16, survived crash

By Concetta Callahan - Anchor/Reporter

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - A 49-year-old woman was killed on impact in a head-on crash near Somerset in far Southwest Bexar County around 3:15 a. m. Tuesday.

"This is a very rural area. It's dark at 3 in the morning so that alone makes the conditions dangerous. The fact that you don't have a barrier also can make situations dangerous," James Keith, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said.

There was absolutely nothing the driver of the Camaro, identified as Norma Hernandez Kay, 49, of Somerset, could have done.

Deputies said Kay was driving in the far right lane when a Tahoe veered towards her, killing her instantly.

Several hours later, investigators were still on the scene.

"Why did he cross all the way… across multiple lanes? And, why did this impact happen? That is something the investigators will find out," said Keith.

The impact was so hard, it flipped the Tahoe.

The 19-year old driver of the Tahoe was ejected and taken to University Hospital. He was conscious when emergency responders arrived and able to speak to them.

"We have a lot of unanswered questions at this point. The person responsible for this crash is in and out of consciousness. He's considered critical," Keith said.

Kay's 16-year-old daughter was a passenger in the Camaro. The teen survived the crash.

 

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