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A one-vehicle crash into a utility pole on Post Road claimed the life of a 19-year-old San Marcos man on Christmas Day.


David A Whitlock of 210 Buttercup Lane was airlifted to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin where he later died.

The wreck occurred about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, in the 1800 block of Post Road. Whitlock was driving northbound when his 2003 Chevy Cavalier left the roadway and struck a utility pole. He was alone in the car.

Emergency units set up a landing zone at Travis Elementary School where a helicopter landed and flew him to Brackenridge.

The San Marcos Police Collision Investigation Team is continuing its investigation. This was the 13th traffic fatality in 2012 in San Marcos.

This story was originally published in the Hays Free Press. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between the Free Press and the San Marcos Mercury.

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