The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office released the identity of the driver killed in a hit-and-run on San Antonio’s Northwest Side on Saturday evening.
Details of the Deadly San Antonio Hit-and-Run
KSAT reports Jessica Harper, 44, was killed Saturday when her car was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Culebra Road and Alamo Downs Parkway, inside Loop 410.
Police say the hit-and-run driver was heading westbound on Culebra Road in a black GMC Yukon at around 5:30 pm when they ran a red light. The Yukon collided with a gray Ford Focus driven by Harper.
A 74-year-old female passenger in the Focus suffered a broken shoulder.
The driver of the Yukon then fled on foot.
Police have not located the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with information on the fatal crash should call authorities.
Hit-and-Run Facts and Statistics
The following information was provided by AAA:
- Since 2006, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year.
- Nearly 65% of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Between 2009 and 2018, hit-and-run deaths increased an average of 7.2 percent each year.
- Per capita, the states with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs are:
- New Mexico
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