Only minutes away from home, UTSA student Brandon Guzman was killed instantly in a high-speed wreck that occurred on Feb. 16. Police reports state that while waiting for a red light at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Hausman Rd., Brandon Guzman was rear-ended by drunk driver Carlton Jenkins. According to the reports, Carlton Jenkins was traveling at approximately one hundred miles per hour when he struck Guzman’s car from behind.
Guzman was heading home Sunday at around 1:00 a.m. after attending a charity fundraiser event for children with disabilities on Saturday night. 21-year-old Guzman was studying physical therapy at UTSA and was an active member of the Filipino Student Association, the Pre-Physical Therapy Society and the Student Health Organization.
Melissa Pichardo was a close friend to Guzman and told FOX-29 News, “He had his whole life. He had everything going for him. He was going to be a physical therapist (but lost his life) for some loser driving like an idiot.”
Friends of Guzman expressed their condolences on his Facebook page by writing and posting memories they shared.
Jenkins is currently facing charges of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.