On today’s date (03-14-22), at approximately 3:30pm, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the intersection of FM 725 and West Zipp Road for a major traffic accident involving a dump truck and a pickup truck towing a trailer.
Officers arrived and found that the dump truck had collided with the side of the pickup truck, fatally injuring the male driver of the pickup and causing the pickup truck to roll over onto the driver’s side. The deceased male has since been identified as 84-year old Antonio Garcia Olvera from New Braunfels. Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace for Pct. 1 Darrell Hunter pronounced the man deceased and next of kin has been notified.
The driver of the dump truck, a 62-year old male from Seguin, was uninjured in the crash. The preliminary investigation indicates that the dump truck was outbound on FM 725 when it ran the red light and struck the driver’s side of the pickup truck, which was turning inbound onto FM 725 from West Zipp Road. The investigation into this accident is ongoing and charges may be pending.
The area of FM 725 and West Zipp Road was closed for approximately 3½ hours for the fatality traffic accident investigation by the NBPD Traffic Unit and clean-up of the scene. The roadway was reopened at approximately 7pm.