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Update: driver who caused death of former police officer identified

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash which caused the death of a former police officer has been identified by police.

The accident occurred on Tuesday night on Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio. A policeman initially pulled the driver over for driving strangely. She proceeded to flee from the policeman detaining her and drive into oncoming traffic. She then swerved to avoid a car and struck another vehicle carrying Rodney Rheiner, a former Converse police officer. The impact severely injured Rheiner. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Police have identified the driver as 23 year-old Jeanne-Nicole Bernice Coutros. She is currently being charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Rodney Rheiner at this time.

The attorneys of Herrman and Herrman take on vehicle and personal injury suits in Corpus Christi, Brownsville, McAllen, and San Antonio. If you or someone you love suffered in a vehicle accident reach out, we want to hear from you. Our team has ample experience in handling cases of negligent driving, costly accidents, and personal injury. We’ll do everything we can to get you the justice you deserve.