Man killed after jumping from van in north San Antonio

San Antonio police: Joe Salazar, 29, jumped from van, died before it crashed on Loop 1604

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A man died Monday afternoon after San Antonio police said he jumped from a moving van as it barreled down an embankment on Loop 1604.

San Antonio police said the van blew a tire on 1604 near O'Connor Road around 2:30 p.m. Monday and the driver lost control.

The driver told police his passenger jumped out of the moving van for an unknown reason. The van finally came to a stop when it crashed in between two bridges.

Police said the passenger who jumped out died at the scene. He was identified as 29-year-old Joe Salazar.

The driver of the van was not seriously injured. He told police he was not sure why the man jumped out.


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