Dentistry student dies in car accident

By Priscilla Aguirre


A University of the Incarnate Word student who was planning a dentistry career died Nov. 1 in an automobile accident on Interstate 10 West near Casa Bella, according to sources.

Kirsten Casteel, 22, was driving a Ford Escape reportedly at a high speed when it spun out of control and ended up in a drainage culvert on the access road of Interstate Highway 10 West near the intersection of DeZavala Road, according to the San Antonio Police Department. She was not wearing a safety belt and was pronounced dead by paramedics at th920x920e scene, the report said.

Casteel was born in Carrollton, Texas, where she graduated from Creekview High School in 2011. She moved to San Antonio a few years ago.

In San Antonio, Casteel worked as a server/bartender for a restaurant and her studies had led to her receiving her dental assistant certification about a month ago.

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