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Driver killed after veering off highway, falling 30 feet

Man thrown from truck after it hit a tree south of downtown

SAN ANTONIO – The driver of a Ford F-250 died after he veered across lanes of traffic on Interstate Highway 37, drove through a guard rail and crashed into a TxDOT power box -- finally landing on a lower level of the highway.

First responders were called to IH 37 South near the Carolina Street overpass early Saturday morning and pronounced the driver of the Ford dead at the scene.

Witnesses said they saw the driver of the Ford veer to the right side of the highway and strike another car.

The driver of the Ford continued to the right side of the roadway after the crash and went through a guardrail, hit the power box and went airborne approximately 30 feet before landing on the lower level of the highway and crashing into a tree.

Emergency responders said the driver was thrown from the car when it hit the lower level, but that the truck continued to roll and came to a rest between two railroad tracks.

Authorities are still working to identify the driver.

Police said the second driver did not stay at the scene after the driver of the Ford crashed into them.

Because that driver did not stop to render aid, police say they will be criminally charged with failure to stop and render aid, if caught.