Mother and child dead after being hit by a possible intoxicated driver in Stone Oak neighborhood, SAPD says

The driver is potentially facing intoxication manslaughter charges, officials say.

SAN ANTONIO — A young child and a woman believed to be the mother were killed Wednesday night when they were hit by a driver who authorities say lost control while speeding around a curve, according to officials. 

The child is believed to be 2 years old or younger. Neither victim has been identified. 

San Antonio Police Department Spokesperson Ricardo Guzman called it a “tragic, tragic incident” that unfolded on the 20500 block of Stone Oak Parkway on the far north side. Police responded around 8:15 p.m., at which point witnesses told them they saw the unidentified driver “going at a high rate of speed” before hitting the victims. 

The car eventually hit a pole, Guzman said, and the driver evaluated at the scene. Guzman said it “appears intoxication is at play here,” adding the driver could be facing intoxication manslaughter charges depending on how the investigation develops. 

A KENS 5 crew on the scene observed a dark-colored sedan with visible damage at a standstill in front of Canyon Ridge Elementary School. Guzman said the victims were in a designated crosswalk when they were hit, and the child in a stroller. 

This is a developing story. Check back with for updates. 



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