Police identify 19-year-old killed in vehicle crash off bridge
Driver was unsure which ramp to take, resulting in him driving straight over the bridge, police say
SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The San Antonio Police Department has identified the 19-year-old killed in a vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
According to police, Aldo Ray Flores Jr. was in the backseat of a 2011 GMC Sierra that was traveling west on Loop 1604 when the driver exited toward I-10 westbound against the advice of the front passenger, who was providing directions from a phone’s GPS.
Police said the vehicle went into sand barrels at the highway’s split, just before going over a wall and falling 25 feet. The vehicle landed on the lower level of the highway and rolled several times, police said.
Authorities said Flores was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected out of the back window. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the driver was found to be intoxicated and will be charged with intoxication manslaughter.
The backseat passenger of a vehicle is dead and two others are injured after they drove off a bridge at I-10 and Loop 1604, falling 20 feet to the ground, per San Antonio police.
The crash happened at 2:23 a.m. Sunday.
SAPD says the driver received different indications on what ramp to get on, resulting in the crash.
One passenger told the driver to go right; the other told him to go left and the driver went straight over the bridge, per police.
Police say the backseat passenger, a 19-year-old male, was killed in the crash. His name has not yet been released.
The 19-year-old male driver was critically injured and the front seat passenger was in stable condition; both were taken to University Hospital, according to authorities.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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