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Suspect in donkey cart hit-and-run ID'd

Hit-and-run driver slams into wagon, drives off

SAN ANTONIO – The man responsible for slamming his pickup truck into a donkey-drawn wagon Saturday, injuring 2 children and 3 adults, has been identified.

Authorities have charged 50-year-old Javier Renteria Munoz on five counts of intoxication assault and five counts of failure to stop and render aid.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Pearsall Road and Kearney Road in southwest Bexar County.

Deputies say Munoz slammed his white Ford truck into the back of the donkey-drawn wagon and almost ran over the top of it, then kept driving.

Witnesses followed him to a nearby house in the 1300 block of Kinney Road.

"He bailed out and he contacted somebody, but the witness that followed him to the location were sitting there watching all this. He ran off into the woods and tried to hide," said Sgt. E.M. Conger with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

Conger said they are now investigating whether Munoz was drunk when he slammed into the wagon.

The wagon belongs to a man who often gives children in the area rides.

"The only thing that they need, we recommend that they have one of the orange triangles, slow moving vehicles on the back end of it, and that's pretty much for night time use so you can be seen," said Conger.

After the crash two AirLife helicopters rushed to the scene to transport the victims.

The sheriff's office says AirLife flew one child and one adult to University Hospital.

Ground ambulances took three other injured people, but it is not yet known how many are children.

Conger said one child is 6 years old, and another is 3.

He said one of the injured children is in critical condition and another is in satisfactory condition.

Three adults were also injured. They range in age from 48 to 70.


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