Two people were killed Monday morning after a sport utility vehicle blew through a red light and crashed into a car at an intersection in San Antonio’s South Side.
According to KSAT, the fatal accident occurred on South Zarzamora Street shortly before 5 am.
Preliminary reports suggest two young women were in a sedan that was turning from Highway 16 onto South Zarzamora street when an SUV ran a red light, slamming into the side of the sedan. Witnesses told police the SUV was also speeding.
Both the women in the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV fled the scene but was caught by officers walking down the highway near a flea market. She had suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Information on the identities of the at-fault driver and the victims of the fatal crash has not been released.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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