Man dead after crashing into back of 18-wheeler on IH-35, San Antonio Police says – KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIOSaturday 8 a.m. Update:

One man is dead after crashing into the back of an 18-wheeler on the city’s Southwest Side, said San Antonio police.

Around 6:45 p.m. Friday, SAPD responded to the crash in the 8700 block of IH-35, said SAPD.

Police said a towing wrecker was reversing toward a broken-down car on the right shoulder of IH-15 when an 18-wheeler traveling southbound switched over to the left lane to avoid the wrecker.

Behind the 18-wheeler, a dark sedan in the left lane slowed and veered toward the left guardrail.

A red pickup in the right lane also slowed down but stayed in the lane.

SAPD said a man driving a dark blue Ford Focus traveling Southbound in the left lane failed to slow down, went in between the dark sedan and red pickup, and attempted to go around the 18-wheeler to the right but crashed into the back right of the trailer.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, said SAPD.

Identification of the man is pending, and the next of kin has not been notified.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Friday 10 p.m. Update:

The Bexar County Medical Examiner has confirmed that one person was killed in a major crash on IH-35 on the city’s Southwest Side Friday.

Further details about the victim and what led to the crash are unknown at this time. KSAT is still waiting for more information from SAPD.

The northbound lanes of IH-35, near Zarzamora, were temporarily closed for a few hours to traffic after the crash.

Original:

The northbound lanes of IH-35, near Zarzamora, are temporarily closed after a major crash, according to San Antonio police.

Details surrounding the crash and injuries are unknown at this time.

Police are diverting traffic to Somerset Road and the closure is expected to span a few hours.

KSAT has a crew en route to the scene and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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