Pastor's daughter among victims killed in Loop 410 crash

Victoria Robles was among 3 people killed; 4 others injured

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - The daughter of a well-known pastor was among three people killed in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday on the city's Southeast Side.

Victoria Robles, 19, died at the scene of the crash, police said.

Her father, the Rev. Jimmy Robles of Last Chance Ministries, released the following statement regarding his daughter's death:

"This is an absolute heartbreak for our family. Victoria was taken from us too soon. As a pastor, I've been there for hundreds of families in similar circumstances, but I wasn't quite prepared for this. Our faith in God and the love of friends and family will see us through. We are asking for everyone to pray for our family and to hug your own loved ones a little tighter tonight, because we never know what plans The Lord has for us," he said.

A vigil for Robles was planned tonight at the church.

Four people were also critically injured in the crash.

According to a preliminary police report, a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling southbound on Southeast Loop 410 around 1:20 a.m., when it left the highway and collided with a cable center barrier, causing it to roll into a median near Presa Street and Rigsby Road.

Six victims were ejected from the vehicle, police said. They included a 6-year-old boy, a 8-year-old boy and Robles, who all died at the scene, police said. It appears the 3-year-old boy and possibly Robles were struck by oncoming traffic after being ejected, police said.

The critically injured victims included a 1-year-old girl, a 2-year-old boy, a 30-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, police said. The 2-year-old boy was transported by ambulance to University Hospital. The 1-year-old girl was airlifted to University Hospital. The woman and the man, who wasn't ejected from the vehicle, were transported by ambulance to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Police said it doesn't appear that any seat belts or child-safety seats were used.

It's not known yet which adult was driving the SUV.


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