Man Killed, 2 Injured in Fiery Crash on Interstate 10 in San AntonioKiprop Vincent
Man Killed, Two Injured in San Antonio Crash on Interstate 10
San Antonio, Texas (April 15, 2022) – A man was killed and two other people were injured in a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler in San Antonio on Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The tragic incident happened at about 5:00 p.m. on April 13 on Interstate 10.
According to the authorities, the 18-wheeler hauling gravel was heading northbound on Interstate 10 when a tire on the gravel-filled hauler abruptly burst.
The driver of the 18-wheeler swerved to the left and hit a Toyota Corolla, which then slammed into the concrete barrier dividing north and southbound lanes.
After the crash, the Toyota mounted the concrete barrier and came to the rest of it. It then burst into flames.
The Toyota driver, described as a man in his 50’s or 60’s, was transported to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
A Jeep Latitude was also involved in the crash, but its driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The condition of the 18-wheeler driver was not immediately known.
The crash remains under investigation.
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