Two killed in vehicle rollover in San Marcos

Staff Report

Two adults are dead and three children in critical condition following a rollover collision along northbound Interstate 35 in San Marcos Saturday.

The five adults and five children traveling in the 2002 Ford Explorer were said to be from San Antonio and en route to a family gathering in Austin. 

At approximately 8:42 p.m. near the 200 mile marker, witnesses told San Marcos Police the SUV left the roadway and rolled multiple times before landing on the access road. Only the driver, identified as Tamera Tychelle Gordley, was wearing seatbelt, and, police said, she was the only one not ejected.

Pronounced dead at the scene was Destiny Bridges, 24.Sean Thompson, 31, husband of Gordley, was transported to Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle but succumbed to his injuries. 

The three children, aged 7,8 and 9, were taken to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and we’re said late Sunday morning to be in “critical, non-stable condition.” The two other children, aged 8 and 0, weren’t hurt. Also taken to Ascension Seton in Kyle were adults Dorothy Stinson and Eric Cooper.

Investigation is ongoing. Police said speed is believed to have been a factor.

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