Man killed in fiery Kirby crash identified

Victim identified as 20-year-old Gilbert Salazar


KIRBY, Texas – A man who died in a horrific crash in Kirby Thursday morning has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

Gilbert Salazar, 20, died when his car struck a curb on FM 78, and that sent the car flying across Gibbs Sprawl Road and into a traffic light pole, which then fell on top of the car.

The crash is believed to be due to high speed and rain-slick roads. Police in Kirby said by some witness estimates, Salazar was traveling as fast as 80 mph when he crashed.

"We have an estimate of a real high-speed array," said Ofc. BJ Connolly, with Kirby police. "Probably there was that fault with the driver, including the weather at the same time."

The crash shut down several nearby roads for hours. Crews also had to repair the traffic light.

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