Head-on collision with semi-truck results in fatalities

Tragically, an Eagle Pass truck accident took the lives of a Fire Fighter-EMT and the truck driver on September 15, 2021. The accident occurred shortly after 2:00 p.m.

The day prior to the accident, Fire Fighter-EMT, Matthew Fuentes received recognition in a ceremony at a special meeting held by the Eagle Pass City Council. They recognized him for outstanding dedication as a Fire Fighter-EMT with the Eagle Pass Fire Department. Ironically, the next day was his last.

According to the Eagle Pass Business Journal, the accident took place on I-57 near Batesville, Texas in Frio County. The head on collision killed Fuentes, age 22, along with the truck driver. They both died at the accident scene. Fuente’s partner, also traveling in the vehicle was able to call 911. He suffered serious injuries and was flown by Methodist Air Care to BAMC in San Antonio.

Fuentes and his partner were driving for Camino Real Ambulance, Inc. They had just transferred a patient to San Antonio. While returning home to Eagle Pass, the accident occurred.

Fuentes had lost his mother earlier this year due to Covid-19.

Why the Eagle Pass accident could be so devastating

What made a head-on collision extremely devastating was the force generated by the impact. The force of both vehicles collided in direct opposition to each other. Furthermore, in the Eagle Pass truck accident, the semi-truck’s megaton weight resulted in an extreme amount of momentum. The result would typically be catastrophic.

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