Recent accident claims one death, one injury

by Times Guardian Staff

A local woman remains in stable condition, according to family members, after an accident near the intersection of FM 2673 and FM 2722 that claimed the life of a 39-year-old San Antonio woman.

Jessica Romero, a 19-year-old student at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, was airlifted from the site of Saturday's accident.

She had surgery Monday and has undergone tests for the injuries she received in the collision between her pickup truck and the other driver's minivan.

"She's a tough little old gal," said Romero's grandfather, Ed Marten. "She's in a lot of pain, you know, she hurts all over but she's doing fine. She's in stable condition now."

Marten said Romero, an athlete at the university, was on her way to work at a local video store when she collided with the minivan.

No one can say conclusively what led to the accident, however Rusty Nesbitt, a Texas Department of Public Safety deputy who arrived first on the scene, speculated Romero fell asleep at the wheel while she was driving and crossed into the path of the minivan in the oncoming lane. However, the deputy said investigators believe alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

"She's a good girl," said Marten. "She's always been a good girl."

Neither he nor others believe Romero fell asleep while she was on her way into work, however the accident is still under investigation.

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