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Man killed in Sunday morning accident on Guadalupe

Police say the driver, 26-year-old Gerardo Aguilar somehow lost control of his car and slammed into a pole.
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 10:08 AM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 4:41 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Police continue their search for clues into what may have caused an accident that claimed the life of a young man.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. on Sunday morning on the 900 of Guadalupe Street, near Christ the King Church.

Crews were seen out in the morning picking up debris from the accident that was still scattered along the street.

Police say the driver, 26-year-old Gerardo Aguilar somehow lost control of his car and slammed into a pole.

The impact was so hard that Aguilar was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A woman was with Aguilar in the car and she only received minor injuries and is now recovering in the hospital.

Police are now looking to see what could have caused the accident.

“The circumstances leading up to the accident are still being investigated,” said Investigator Joe Baeza. “There will be an autopsy that will be performed by the medical examiner with a toxicology to see if there was anything in his system prohibited that would keep him from driving appropriately, but right now that is still under investigation.”

Police are also looking into whether or not speed may have played a role in the accident.

For now, there are more questions than answers.

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