2 dead after wrong-way driver crash on San Antonio’s Westside – mySA

Two people are dead after a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler on San Antonio's West Side, according to SAPD.

Two people are dead after a head-on crash with an 18-wheeler on San Antonio’s West Side, according to SAPD.

Ken Branca

Two people are dead after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on with an 18-wheeler on San Antonio’s Westside overnight, according to the San Antonio Police Department. The driver and passenger who were going the wrong way died at the scene, police said

Police said the fatal accident occurred just before 3 a.m. Friday, September 23, in the lanes of the 2600 block of U.S. Highway 90 West, near Cupples Road. Officials said a white 4-door Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler told police that he was traveling in the middle lane when he noticed the Nissan Altima come over the hill traveling in the wrong direction. Police said the driver of the 18-wheeler attempted to avoid the Nissan Altima by turning to the far left lane. 

The driver of the Nissan Altima corrected into the same lane and crashed into the 18-wheeler, according to police. The San Antonio Fire Department pronounced both occupants of the Nissan Altima dead on arrival. 

SAPD said the driver of the truck was shaken up but survived the crash. The highway was shut down for nearly four hours as investigators remained on the scene. The highway has since reopened.

Officials have not released the ages or the names of the occupants of the Nissan Altima. 

Detectives arrived on the scene and are still conducting their investigation. 

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