Ford Explorer goes airborne during fatal rollover on East Side
San Antonio Police: Driver hit speed bump, crashed through yard of home on Juanita Avenue
SAN ANTONIO - A woman died when she hit a speed bump at a high rate of speed, went airborne and crashed her Ford Explorer into the yard of an East Side home on Juanita Avenue, San Antonio police said.
Officers and paramedics responded to the accident shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.
San Antonio police believe the driver, identified as Patsy Reyes, 39, was speeding when she hit the speed bump and lost control of the SUV.
Her SUV went airborne and struck a stop sign and utility pole before coming to a stop upside down in the front yard of the home, San Antonio police said.
The accident caused minor damage to the home, and CPS Energy responded to the scene to repair the damaged utility pole.
"To see something like that outside your house, I mean, it's crazy," John Reyes, who lives in the house where the SUV ended up but isn't related, said.
John Reyes said speeding is a frequent problem on the street, and he hopes the tragic accident will finally get drivers to slow down.
"They don't even pay attention to the signs. They put the speed bumps for a reason, and nobody pays attention. They still go how fast they ever want to go," he said.
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