Student, military IDs found in wreckage of fiery crash that claimed 2 lives, police say

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - Two people are dead after a vehicle they were traveling in crashed through a concrete highway barrier and caught fire early Sunday morning.

Police said the crash happened near Loop 1604 and Valero Way around 3 a.m. According to police, the car was traveling down Valero Way at a high rate of speed, ran through a stop sign, crossed the eastbound lanes of the highway, crashed through a concrete barrier, crossed the westbound lanes of the highway and caught fire on the westbound frontage road.

Two victims in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they found a military ID and a student ID for the University of Texas at San Antonio, but were unable to determine if the IDs belonged to either victim.

Authorities also said that they discovered beer steins in the vehicle, but couldn't say whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Police said they're not ruling it out of their investigation and are awaiting toxicology results.

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