A man and a woman are in police custody following a fatal incident in which a vehicle struck and killed a person sitting at a VIA bus stop on San Antonio’s West Side.
Suspects Flee Scene After Bus Stop Crash
According to KSAT, the crash occurred Thursday in the 800 block of Culebra Road, near the North Navidad intersection.
A preliminary investigation suggests a woman was driving eastbound on Culebra Road with a male passenger and attempted to overtake another vehicle by driving in the center turning lane. The woman struck a concrete curb, then drove onto the side while where she struck the victim.
The vehicle continued eastbound and crashed into a chain-link fence. The woman and her male passenger fled the scene on foot. Both were apprehended a few blocks away.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid-death. The main is charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon and possession of drugs.
Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018
Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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