SAN ANTONIO – For a third time this week, a high school student has died a car accident.
The most recent crash took the life of a 16-year-old student from Roosevelt High School.
Andrea Reyna died when she was ejected after drifting off the road Wednesday night.
The accident happened around 11:20 p.m. on Crosswinds Way near O’Connor and Wurzbach Road on the northeast side.
Police say Andrea was speeding and was not wearing a seat belt when she hit a culvert on what’s become a very dangerous road on the northeast side.
Just three weeks ago, News 4 reported on the high number of accidents happening on the curvy road. After that, the city fast-tracked a traffic study.
Drivers will soon see big changes in the area – changes that Andrea’s heartbroken family says might have prevented a tragedy.
Andrea’s crumpled car was found on the side of the road. It’s hard to believe that just a few hours before, she was celebrating a milestone you have to be 16 to truly understand.
"She had just gotten the car,” her mother Anna Reyna says. "She was just excited. She couldn't quit smiling when we were there."
Anna and Tony Reyna say their daughter went to show the car to a friend and were worried when she didn’t come home.
"I got in my car and I went to look for her,” Anna says. "I drove up to all the emergency vehicles on that curve and that was just devastating."
The dangerous curve is now a deadly curve.
"If more than one person gets hurt there, there's obviously a problem and they need to fix it,” Anna says.
As a result of the recent traffic study, the city’s public works crews will add signs warning drivers about the curve and post a speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
Neighbors say street lights in the area were not working for some time, but CPS Energy says crews made repairs last week and that will hopefully make the street safer.
"So nobody else gets hurt,” Anna says.
The Reynas say they couldn’t have had a better daughter. Andrea was enrolled in a magnet program for ambitious kids at Roosevelt High School and was looking forward to a bright future.
"I miss her and I love her,” Anna says. “I just wish she was still here."