Laredo man killed in rollover accident on Loop 20 and Havana – KGNS

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) – Update: A young man loses his life following an accident on Loop 20 early Wednesday morning.
Laredo Police have identified the victim as 22-year-old Christian Victor Cantu.
According to police, Cantu was traveling south on Loop 20 in a white Chevy Cruze and at some point, lost control of his vehicle causing it to rollover multiple times near Havana Drive in front of Pla-Mor.
Investigator Joe Baeza said the new information comes after reviewing surveillance footage from nearby businesses as well as other pieces of evidence.
“At this point, it was not an attempt to avoid an accident like we initially had thought, but instead the white Chevy had someone at one-point lost control of the vehicle,” said Baeza. “The driver, the person who passed was regrettably not wearing a seatbelt according to the ongoing investigation and was not ejected but was removed from the vehicle by EMT so we confirmed that as well.”
After the rollover, a second accident involving a street sweeper and a black vehicle occurred near the same area.
Police say the street sweeper exited the loop and was merging towards the access road, which is when it collided with a black Honda.
The victim in that accident was taken to a hospital and she was later released.
Below is the last updated version of the story:
A man is killed in an early morning collision at a Laredo intersection that is known for car crashes.
On Wednesday morning, the southbound lane of Loop 20 and Havana Drive, in front of Pla-Mor had to be closed off for several hours following a three-vehicle crash that was reported at 3 a.m.
According to the Laredo Police Department, two accidents took place, the first involved a street sweeper that was traveling south on the Loop which was hit by a black vehicle that was driven by a woman.
Investigator Joe Baeza with the Laredo Police Department said moments later, the driver of a white vehicle attempted to avoid the accident but ended up losing control of the vehicle.
“A third vehicle that was coming south on Loop 20 tried to avoid that accident, lost control, traveled several hundred yards from this location ,and eventually rolled over, regrettably the victim was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene,” said Baeza.
Authorities will release the identity of the victim once their family has been notified.
The driver of the black vehicle was taken to the hospital and later released.
The investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
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