Corpus Christi Man Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run in San Antonio
A fatal accident in San Antonio on I-10 westbound shut down the main lanes of traffic on Thursday morning.
Details about the Fatal Accident in San Antonio
FOX News San Antonio is reporting that the accident happened just past the Fair Oaks Parkway exit on I-10.
After their car broke down, one person was killed after being hit by a truck at around 3:45 a.m. A woman broke into a nearby auto parts store to call deputies and said that after their car broke down, the man she was with got out of the car with a flashlight and was walking across the left lane of the highway when he was hit by a truck that didn’t stop.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the man’s body, who was later identified at 26-year-old Anthony Creedon from Corpus Christi. No other information about the victim or the vehicle in question has been release at this time.
Important Information about Hit-and-Runs
According to an article in Reuters:
- In 2014, 27 people were killed in hit-and-run accidents in Los Angeles (known as the hit-and-run capital of the U.S.), another 144 were injured, and only about a fifth of those hit-and-run cases were solved.
- Leaving the scene of a fatal crash or accident that caused serious injury can result in felony charges.
- Nearly half of all car accidents in Los Angeles are classified as hit-and-runs.