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No injuries after 4-car wreck on Navarro Street

July 9, 2011 at 2:09 a.m.

Guillermina Castellano, of San Antonio, right, the driver of a black Nissan Maxima, Maria Castellano and other passengers give their statements to Patrol Officer Jason Schubert on Saturday after a four-car wreck on North Navarro Street at North Star Drive. Witnesses said the drivers of the white Caprice and red Dodge Charger, seen in background, were racing when they collided and the red car spun out of control, striking two other cars, including Castellano's vehicle, said Senior Patrol Officer Sherry Hornstein.

No one was transported to the hospital following a four-car wreck on North Navarro Street on Saturday afternoon.

Pat Figueroa, 20, the driver of a red Dodge Charger, and Kenne Galarza, 20, the driver of a white Caprice, both of Victoria, were traveling north on North Navarro Street when they side-swiped one another just south of North Star Drive at 3:58 p.m., Patrol Officer Justin Schubert said. The back left corner of the Charger struck the back end of a blue Dodge Stratus driven by Homer Garcia, 29, of Victoria, who was waiting to make a turn from the center lane. The Charger then spun into the right lane and collided with a black Nissan Maxima driven by Guillermina Casterllano, 29, of San Antonio. The impact forced the Maxima to go over the curb.

Galarza maintained control of the Caprice, gliding to a stop in the middle of the road, Schubert said.

Northbound traffic on Navarro was diverted for about half an hour while the wreck was cleaned up and investigated.

Witnesses told police the vehicles were racing and were travelling at a high rate of speed, Schubert said.

Emergency Medical Service personnel examined passengers from the vehicles on scene, but no one was transported from the scene by emergency personnel.

The police will continue to investigate conflicting reports concerning the cause of the wreck, Schubert said. Galarza was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license, the officer said.



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