City worker who died after being impaled by pole identified

Jeffrey Castillo taken to hospital with pole still in neck, later died

SAN ANTONIO – A city employee who was impaled by a pole Sunday afternoon has died.

The medical examiner's office identified the man as 23-year-old Jeffrey Ryan Castillo.

Castillo was impaled by the pole after he crashed his work truck through 50 feet of fencing at the San Fernando Cemetery 2.

Authorities believe Castillo had a medical episode before the crash.

A witness told police Castillo had veered off the road and into the cemetery fencing and came to a stop after a pole went through his neck and out of the back window.

First responders had to cut away part of the fence pole and transported him to University Hospital with the pole still in his neck. He died at University Hospital.