UPDATE: Police release identity of driver in Del Mar rollover accident

Alan Rodriguez Barbosa allegedly lost control of the vehicle - driving through a barbed wire fence and rolling over several times.
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LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Police have released the name of the young man who lost his life in a car accident in North Laredo early Tuesday morning.

Alan Rodriguez Barbosa, 23, allegedly lost control of the vehicle - driving through a barbed wire fence and rolling over several times.

Police say Barbosa was not wearing his seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was taken to the hospital, and has been released - suffering only minor injuries in the mishap.

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Two men were involved in a fatal car accident in north Laredo, one of the men was taken to the hospital, the other was not as fortunate.

Patricio Lozano works on Del Mar Boulevard not too far from Loop 20, he says accidents are a typical thing in that area.

"This is not the first time that I hear about this especially this year. It's already like the 5th or 6th person that I hear passes away in a car accident near our area", said Lozano.

So when he heard about a fatal crash near his business it was not a surprise.

Early Tuesday morning the Laredo Police Department received several calls of a rollover accident right next to Alexander High School.

Laredo P.D. reports two twenty year-old men were driving east on Del Mar heading toward the loop in this 2003 blue Chevy Silverado.

Police believe the driver lost control, causing the car to veer through a barbed wire fence, rolling over several times.

"It's still early in the investigation the crash team is still working the scene. But we do know that the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger was transported to doctor's hospital", said Albert Escobedo.

Lozano has had a similar experience.

"I was in a very serious car accident two years ago and it was actually on the loop not too far. Really? Yeah, pretty ironic", said Patricia Lozano.

Lozano's brother and business partner, Jonathan was also in the car with him.

While his pain remains constant, there's one thing he remembers from that fateful night.

"Either waking up to my brother dead or my brother waking up to me dead and all I could think was like, "Oh, my god, my mother, that's all I thought about", said Jonathan Freyre.

The brothers say drivers need to be aware of the responsibilities there are when behind the wheel.

"Not only do you put yourself in risk, but you put people around you, like I mentioned, the school is right here, we got a bunch of businesses. As you can see there's always a bunch of people in traffic here. So, that's pretty scary stuff and it should be taken seriously"

LPD says the driver of the pick-up truck did not have his seat-belt on causing him to be ejected from his truck.

The passenger did have his on and has, as of now, been released from the hospital.

The Laredo police has yet to identify the driver of the vehicle.

A fatal accident happened in north Laredo earlier Tuesday involving two young men.

The Laredo Police Department received several calls around three o'clock in the morning of a rollover accident right next to Alexander High School.

Two 20-year-old men were driving on Del Mar Boulevard heading toward Loop 20 in 2003 blue Chevy Silverado when the driver apparently lost control driving through a barbed wire fence and rolling over several times.

"It's still early in the investigation the crash team is still working the scene. But we do know that the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger was transported to doctor's hospital", said Albert Escobedo.

The driver did not have his seat belt on, fortunately, the passenger did have his on and has, as of now, been released from the hospital.

This is all the information we have at the moment. We will keep updated with more.

One of the many 9-1-1 calls received by police was from the passenger of the vehicle.

The Laredo Police Department received several calls regarding a rollover accident occurring next to Alexander High School.

Two 20-year old men were driving on Del Mar Boulevard heading toward Loop 20 in a blue Chevrolet Silverado, when the man driving apparently lost control and crashed through a barbed wire fence - rolling over numerous times.

Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, reporter Cesar Vanoye tells us more about this accident.



 
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