Two San Diego ISD Coaches Killed in Truck Accident

According to NBC 6 News in Corpus Christi, Texas, two women were killed following a tragic truck accident on June 13.  The truck accident occurred in Nevada, where Esther Garza and Renee Upchurch were driving through to Utah to visit a sick relative.

Garza and Upchurch had pulled over on the side of the road outside of Reno when their SUV was struck by a truck belonging to the Nevada Department of Transportation.  Upchurch was killed instantly and Garza was flown to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Upchurch was a teacher and a coach at San Diego ISD, and Garza had recently retired as a coach.

“She meant a lot to a lot of people,” niece Jeneca Upchurch told reporters.  “She was a teacher, she was a coach, she was a friend to a lot of students, a lot of athletes.”

Investigators are still determining the cause of the truck accident, and if any criminal charges will be filed following the wrongful death of Upchurch or Garza.

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