Investigations are continuing into a two-vehicle accident which claimed the lives of two men — including Walker County resident Tommy Bara — on Saturday morning
According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Floyd Garner, two vehicles traveling on state Highway 30 collided when the driver of a 2001 Crown Victoria, Houston resident Antonio Delgadillo, drifted across the center lane on his way to work.
Garner said the vehicles impacted in an eastbound lane of traffic — at which point the two drivers were most likely killed — then separated and caught fire.
“Unit one, a Crown Victoria driven by 25-year-old Delgadillo, was heading west on Highway 30 near Mutt Young Road when it drifted across the center line into a white Ford coming eastbound,” Garner said. “The driver of the Ford truck, 29-year-old Bara, had just relocated because of Hurricane Ike.
“The two vehicles hit head-on, spun off each other and then both cars caught fire.
“From what we can see, though we are waiting on autopsy results to confirm it, they were both killed on impact before both cars caught on fire and they burned.”
At this point in the investigation, Garner said he has no concrete theories on why Delgadillo initially swerved, but he does know based on how the vehicles impacted that his was the vehicle that crossed the center line.
After the impact, Garner said both cars ended up facing north at different points on the roadway.
“Our point of impact was in an eastbound lane of traffic, but from there, the Crown Victoria did the most burning and ended up facing north in its lane,” he said. “The Ford ended up spinning around and ending up in a ditch, also facing north.
“As far as damage is concerned, the Crown Victoria was a total loss and the complete hood was burned on the Ford.”
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