San Antonio drunk driving accident kills 4 people in wrong-way, head-on crash

Apr 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four Brackettville, Texas family members died this past weekend when a drunk truck driver crashed head-on while driving the wrong way on U.S. 90 in San Antonio, leaving the close-knit community distraught, angry and frustrated.

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Two Brackett High School students and their parents died in the accident around midnight on Saturday, April 13th, according to Kenneth and Melissa Koontz, and their two daughters, Madison and Marley Ann, died at the scene. Madison was a senior and Marley a freshman, school officials told The only survivor in the Koontz family was seventh-grader Zachary.

Carrollton, Texas truck driver Ruben Galindo, 60, has been charged with four counts of intoxicated manslaughter. He remained in jail Monday on a $1 million bond, according to the news station  Police are still investigating why Galindo was driving his big rig the wrong way on U.S. 90 West near the Loop 1604 exit when the accident occurred.

The Koontz family was returning home from a University Interscholastic League competition, where Madison was “singled out for her performance in a one-act play Saturday,” reported. “You couldn’t have asked for a more model family for character and integrity,” Brackett High School principal Kevin Newsom told the web site.

Saturday’s car accident was the deadliest car crash in San Antonio this year, according to police. So far this year, 50 people have died in fatal auto accidents in the city, 12 more than at this time last year, according to

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