San Marcos man dies in traffic crash
A San Marcos man was killed and his passenger seriously injured early Sunday, July 20 when the truck they were traveling in struck a tree in the 1800 block of Hunter Road near Wonder World Drive.
Mark Villarreal, age 29, (DOB 7-24-78), was driving the vehicle when it left the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Hernandez. Judge Hernandez has ordered an autopsy.
Derek Arredondo, age 20, also from San Marcos, was a passenger in the vehicle. Arredondo was transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin by San Marcos-Hays County EMS with serious injuries.
Members of the San Marcos Police Department Collision Investigation Team responded to the scene and are continuing their investigation into the wreck.
By MELISSA MILLECAM
Communications Director – City of San Marcos