Andres Cordero, 19, killed in crash on Sonterra Boulevard

Police suspect Cordero was speeding when he lost control

SAN ANTONIO - The medical examiner has identified the driver who was killed in a crash Wednesday morning on E. Sonterra Boulevard as Andres Cordero, 19.

It happened shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of E. Sonterra and Sigma Road, police said.

Police said they suspect Cordero was speeding when he lost control of his Ford Focus in the eastbound lanes and hit another car, bouncing off of it.

“We think maybe he over-steered, overcorrected, caused him to go into a skid and he hit the light pole and the fire hydrant," said Sgt. Tobe Whitley, of the San Antonio Police Department.

Cordero’s car came to rest on its side, with a huge dent in the driver’s side showing the impression of the fire hydrant.

Jason Tantaros, who works as a barista at a nearby coffee shop, said he heard the initial crash involving the two cars, then looked up just in time to see Cordero’s car careening into the hydrant and metal pole.

"I just peeked in,” Tantaros said. “I was trying to call out to see if he was responsive. That way at least I would know what to tell EMS. But (he was) completely unresponsive."

Police said Cordero died on impact.

Inside the wreckage, police said they found a book bag containing what appeared to be college books and leading them to believe Cordero may have been a student.

The accident shut down eastbound Sonterra Boulevard for about two and a half hours.

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