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Teen killed, others injured in Saturday morning accident on International

Published: Sep. 11, 2021 at 2:56 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A teenager is killed, and multiple others are severely injured after an overnight collision in north Laredo on Saturday morning.

The accident happened on September 11, at around 1:40 a.m. when authorities were called out to an accident at the intersection of International Boulevard and Santiago Drive.

According to preliminary reports, a white Dodge Ram truck and a tan Lexus were heading south on International when they collided into each other.

All of the passengers of the Ram truck were men ages 17 years old; meanwhile, the sole occupant of the Lexes was an 18-year-old man.

A total of six teens were involved in the accident.

The driver of the Dodge ram was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Julio Jesus Lerma-Montemayor.

Another passenger of the same Ram truck was airlifted to San Antonio due to the extent of his injuries.

One patient refused treatment meanwhile the others were transported to the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

Meanwhile UISD is sending their condolences to the family and friends affected by the tragic accident.

The young man who passed away was a senior at Alexander High School and was expected to graduate in spring of 2022.

Alexander High School Principal Ernesto Sandoval Jr. says, “On behalf of our school, I express our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and classmates during this very difficult time. We continue to pray for the complete recovery of all those involved.”

The district says it will have additional counselors on hand to assist students and staff during this time.

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