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Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run on I-10 in NW Bexar County

Man, 26, killed near Fair Oaks Parkway

SAN ANTONIO – A 26-year-old man was killed early Thursday morning in a hit-and-run on Interstate 10 near Fair Oaks Parkway in Northwest Bexar County.

Dispatchers received a 911 call around 3:45 a.m. from a woman who told them that a man had been hit on the highway by a pickup that never stopped.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith said deputies found the woman inside Belden Automotive. The woman told deputies that she had broken into the business to call for help.

Keith said the woman told deputies that she was with the man when their car broke down. He got out of the vehicle to try to flag down help.

“He had a flashlight, but it was very foggy and dark, and that is when he was hit,” Keith said.  "We found the man. He was dead in the median. Right now we are trying to figure out who hit him."

Detectives worked for hours collecting evidence along the road. A tow truck removed the couple’s car, which appeared to have front-end damage.

Keith said investigators have a number of unanswered questions about the case, starting with why the woman broke into the business to use the phone.

"We have some concerns because we did find a cellphone on the road. We also found a cellphone in the vehicle,” he said.

A few hours later, a large crack in a window near the front door still was visible at the business.

Jim Clarke, manager of Belden Automotive, theorizes that the woman might have gotten inside by kicking the window hard, which eventually forced a latch on the front door to open.

"We leave a light on here, as well, for security purposes. So she may have just seen the phones in here," he said.

As of 11 a.m., the Bexar County medical examiner had not identified the man.


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