San Angelo Police: Driver Pulled from Submerged Vehicle Has Died


SAN ANGELO – The driver of a vehicle that plunged into the Concho River Monday night has died according to information from the San Angelo Police Department.  

As we reported late Monday night, police and firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Veterans Memorial Drive for a motor vehicle crash.  Here is the original, exclusive story. WARNING: The video in this link my be too intense for some viewers.  

SAPD Public Information Officer Richard Espinosa released the following information Tuesday morning: 

On 1/24/22 around 10:23pm, Officers were dispatched to the 500blk of Veteran’s Memorial Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officers located a red in color 2008 Dodge Avenger that had left the roadway and was submerged in the Concho River.

Officers on scene entered into the river in an attempt to rescue the driver but were unable to reach the driver. SAFD arrived on scene and assisted with removing the driver/sole occupant from the vehicle and transported him to Shannon Medical Center where he was pronounced as deceased on 1/25/22.

SAPD’s Motors Division and Criminal Investigations Division were requested on scene to assist with the investigation. It was learned that this was a single vehicle accident and that no other vehicle/persons were involved.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Paytum Morgan (19yoa) of San Angelo.

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