Two-vehicle crash on Arden Road results in fatality

A two-vehicle collision on the 3400 block of Arden Road Wednesday night resulted in the death of a 28-year old San Angelo man.

San Angelo Police were dispatched to the scene of a major motor vehicle crash with injuries and a trapped individual at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday on the 3400 block of Arden Road.

Sgt. Cade Solsbery, public information officer for the San Angelo Police Department, said when officers and the San Angelo Fire Department arrived, they were able to get everyone out of the vehicles.

Solsbery said a 1998 tan Honda Accord on Oxford Road turning westbound onto Arden Road. A tan 1992 Dodge 250 diesel  was southbound at a high rate of speed and they collided in the intersection. The rate of speed had not been calculated but Solbery said that witness statements indicated it was well above the speed limit.

The impact sent the Honda into the yard of a nearby apartment complex between Oxford and Robin Hood Trail and the Dodge into a school zone signal light pole in front of the San Angelo Security building.

There were two occupants in each vehicle. Solsbery said all four occupants were transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for their injuries. The extent of the occupants injuries or their conditions were unknown.

According to a police report released Thursday afternoon, because of the severity of the collision, the driver of the Honda, 28-year-old Adrian Hernandez, had to be extricated. Hernandez was transported by ambulance to Shannon, where he underwent emergency surgery. He later died because of his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 12:38 a.m.

The Honda’s passenger, 27-year-old Aaron Nitsch of San Angelo, was transported to Shannon for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries and released.

The driver of the Dodge, a 15-year-old male and his 16-year-old male passenger were transported to Shannon for treatment of various injuries and later released. The names of the juveniles are not being released at this time, the release stated.
Investigators with the department’s Traffic Section and Criminal Investigations Division were called to assist with the investigation. They determined the Honda was in the process of entering onto Arden Road from Oxford Street when the Dodge, traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, collided with the Honda’s driver-side door.
Traffic investigators returned to the crash scene Thursday morning to conduct a follow-up investigation. The area of Arden Road between Mockingbird Lane and Robin Hood Trail was closed to oncoming traffic for several hours.
This is an ongoing investigation and charges may be filed pending the outcome of the investigation.