Wrong-way driver suspected of DWI crashes into 18-wheeler in San Antonio

The crash shut down I-35 on Monday morning.

An 18-wheeler was hit by a wrong-way driver early Monday morning.  

An 18-wheeler was hit by a wrong-way driver early Monday morning.  

Ken Branca

The main lanes of I-35 and Fischer Road were closed early Monday morning, May 15, after a driver crashed head on with an 18-wheeler, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

A man in his 30s was allegedly driving the wrong way on the I-35 south bound lanes a little after 2:30 a.m. and crashed into a semi-truck after missing three other vehicles. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio Fire Department, along with emergency medical services, responded to the scene of the crash. No injuries were reported, officials said.

The male driver was detained by law enforcement on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the police. The driver’s name has not been officially released. In response to the crash, the main lanes of I-35 at Fischer Road were closed so emergency crews could work the scene and tow the 18-wheeler. The lanes have since reopened to traffic, and police are still investigating the crash, according to a KSAT article.

While no one was hurt during this particular crash, some cases involving wrong-way drivers in the past were not as fortunate. Last August, a woman was hospitalized after her car was struck by a wrong-way driver suspected of driving while intoxicated. The driver of the vehicle was detained by police and the woman was sent to the hospital in critical condition. 

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