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Fatal crash leaves off duty Bexar County Deputy, fiance dead

 Tx188 and FM 796 fatal crash between Sinton and Mathis
Posted at 12:04 PM, Aug 13, 2020

DPS Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that an off duty Bexar County deputy and his fiance dead last night.

The crash happened Wednesday 9:40 p.m., on Farm Market 796, approximately ten miles east of Sinton in San Patricio County.

Investigators say a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south on FM 796 while a Toyota Tacoma was traveling east on State Highway 188.

Troopers say the driver of the 18-wheeler disregarded the stop sign at the intersection causing the driver of the Tacoma to hit the 18-wheeler.

Investigators said neither the driver nor passenger of the Tacoma was wearing seat belts and both were ejected.

20-year-old Noah Israel Calderon and 21-year-old Samantha Grace Handy, both from San Antonio, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A second passenger, 13-year-old boy, was also in the Tacoma at the time of the crash. He was flown by Halo to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

DPS Troopers are still investigating the fatal crash.