San Benito athletic trainers killed in car-truck crash

by Benjamin Treviño | June 15th, 2022 | Auto Accident, Blog, Driving Tips, News, Recent News

SAN BENITO — San Benito school district athletic trainers Robert Garza, and Raul Ramos were killed June 10 in an early morning collision with a delivery truck.

According to media reports, Garza and Ramos were traveling in the 27000 block of State Highway 345 about 7:30 a.m. when their vehicle was struck by the delivery truck. The reports indicate the two men were attempting to make a U-turn when the crash occurred. However, the details of the accident were still under investigation.

Garza worked as San Benito High School’s athletic trainer. Ramos worked as Veterans Memorial Academy’s trainer.

“We lost great men today,” said Dan Gomez, San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Athletic Director and Head Football Coach.

“The San Benito CISD sports and educational family were deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of athletic trainers,” the district stated. “They were valued members of our district’s athletic department and will be greatly missed by both colleagues and students.”

“We were deeply saddened to learn about the death of two of our very own,” interim Superintendent Theresa Servellon stated. “We extend our most sincere and deepest condolences to the Garza and Ramos families. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.”


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What is causing Texas truck fatalities?

Many factors can lead to a commercial truck crash. They range from faulty equipment, driver fatigue, excessive speed, distracted driving, and the use of drugs and alcohol. Of course, drivers of other vehicles can also be at fault in a crash with a truck. Passenger vehicles should always be following the state’s traffic and safety rules while maintaining a safe distance from all large trucks.

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