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One dies in Highway 16 mishap

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A Bandera man died in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 16 about two miles southeast of Pipe Creek on Dec. 30, the Texas Department of Public Safety has reported.

Authorities said Miguel Quintero, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Highway 16 near Gunther Lane at about 2 p.m. on Dec. 30.

DPS investigators said Quintero had been travelling southbound on Highway 16 in a 1987 Nissan Frontier pickup when for an unknown reason, his vehicle traveled into oncoming northbound traffic and struck a 2011 Jeep Liberty driven by Eugene Smith, 69, of Glen Rose.

Smith was transported to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio for non-incapacitating injuries, an accident report said. He was treated and released.

Bandera County Justice of the Peace Lynn D. Holt declared Quintero dead at the scene of the accident last week.

It marked the second traffic fatality on Highway 16 near Pipe Creek in a little more than two weeks.

On Dec. 13, Kenneth Neal Garner, 77, of Buchanan, Tennessee lost control of his 2009 Buick on Highway 16 near Privilege Creek Road, ran down a steep embankment and into a tree just after 11 a.m., authorities said.

He was flown to a San Antonio hospital for treatment of his injuries but died there.