Witnesses told police that an SUV was travelling erratically on Applewhite Road before it hit another vehicle while traveling northbound. The SUV carrying four people then lost control, hit a center median, and crashed head-on into an 18-wheeler heading south.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the SUV almost immediately burst into flames. Police pronounced the four occupants dead at the scene. According to police, the entire SUV burned almost beyond recognition.
A toxicology report will determine whether the driver of the SUV was drunk at the time of the wreck, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Police say the vehicle is so burned that it is hard to determine if any alcohol containers were inside.
The driver of the second vehicle and the 18-wheeler did not sustain any injuries during the incident.
The following statistics are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):