Driver of stolen vehicle killed in crash identified

Crash occurred just after midnight on Callaghan Rd. near Evers Rd.

A man driving a stolen vehicle is dead after he crashed while driving recklessly early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.
A man driving a stolen vehicle is dead after he crashed while driving recklessly early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A man driving a stolen vehicle is dead after he crashed while driving recklessly early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

Police identified the driver as Jorge Anthony Garcia, 20.

The crash occurred just after midnight near a car wash on Callaghan Road and Evers Road on the city’s Northwest Side.

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According to police, they had received multiple calls about the driver, who was doing doughnuts with a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander just before committing a hit-and-run.

Police said Garcia was seen by a female witness hitting another car and taking off. The witness told police she tried to follow, but the driver sped off.

Authorities said they later received a call for a single-vehicle crash on Callaghan, and police say it was the same vehicle from the previous calls.

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SAPD said Garcia had crossed the intersection of Evers Road and clipped a utility pole, striking a small retaining wall and becoming airborne. The vehicle then struck a tree, and rolled over.

When officers searched the scene, they found Garcia deceased. He was was not wearing a seatbelt and had been partially ejected, police said.

Police said the vehicle was reported stolen last Friday.


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