BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A deadly hit and run accident closed Interstate 10 at Fair Oaks Parkway in far North Bexar County for several hours Thursday morning before opening shortly before 7 a.m., authorities said.
The accident was reported around 3:45 a.m.
James Keith, a spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said a woman told them the pair had car trouble and pulled over to the side of the road. That's when she said the man got out of his vehicle and attempted to flag down oncoming vehicles using a flashlight for help.
According to the woman inside the vehicle, the man was hit by a pickup truck and knocked into the center divide. The woman then went to a nearby business and broke inside to call 911.
Keith said the authorities found the woman at the business and she brought them to the scene where they found the man's body. The victim ended up in a grassy median some 50 yards away from their vehicle and died at the scene.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said they only have a vague description of the vehicle and that the man was hit by a black truck.
The Bexar County Sheriff's office has not released any information on the identify of the victim and the crash is still under investigation.
Westbound I-10 in the area of Fair Oaks Parkway has since reopened in Northwest Bexar County.
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