UPDATED 8:42 p.m. SEPT. 14: The Texas Roughriders, the girls fastpitch softball organization founded and run by Jesus Rene Natal, is having a plate sale benefit to cover funeral costs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Adams Barber Shop, 618 S. Guadalupe St., No. 101 in San Marcos. Natal died early Friday in an east San Marcos traffic accident.
A fiery collision between a sports utility vehicle and a delivery truck claimed the life of a San Marcos man early Friday on Texas 123. Jesus Rene Natal, 38, of San Marcos was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. at Texas 123 and Clovis Barker Drive. Investigators say Natal’s 2005 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling south on Texas 123 and struck the rear of a southbound delivery truck preparing to turn right on Clovis Barker Drive.
The force of the impact caused the delivery truck to spin out and the suburban to flip over, shearing off the roof and causing the vehicle to burst into flames.
Natal died at the scene. The truck driver was transported to Central Texas Medical Center with minor injuries.
San Marcos fire and police were on the scene for most of the night working to extricate the body from the vehicle and investigate the crash.
All lanes of Texas 123 were shut down in the vicinity of the crash for much of the night.
The San Marcos Police Department’s Collision Investigation Team is investigating. This is the tenth traffic fatality in San Marcos so far this year.