Second victim involved in deadly crash on Highway 181 identified

Drug paraphernalia seen scattered throughout car, warrant says

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: The second victim involved in a deadly crash on Highway 181 on Saturday has been identified as 34-year-old Calvin Ronald Hitchcock.

Both Hitchcock and 36-year-old Nicky Delafuente were killed when the driver of an SUV they were in crashed, flipping their vehicle near Green Lake Street.

The driver, Joseph Robles, is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.


A 38-year-old man is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in connection with a deadly crash on the city's Southeast Side on Saturday, court documents revealed.

A blood draw warrant for Joseph Anthony Robles states that he was behind the wheel of a crash that occurred on Highway 181 near Green Lake Street around 10 a.m.

Witnesses said they saw the driver of an SUV swerving in and out of the northbound lanes before crashing and flipping the vehicle over. 

Two people, a man and a woman, were thrown from the car and died at the scene, according to authorities. The woman was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner as 36-year-old Nicky Delafuente. The man has not been identified.

Police said two others in the car were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition. Police said Robles and the other survivor of the crash have not been able to say what led to the deadly wreck.

The blood draw warrant states that Robles was having difficulty staying awake to answer authorities' questions and that officers believed he was under the influence of a narcotic.

While authorities did not find an open container in the car, the warrant states that officers found drug paraphernalia scattered throughout the vehicle and debris in the roadway.

He remains behind bars in lieu of $175,000 bail.

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