Police identify woman killed in crash with telephone pole

Man, 83, reportedly driving erratically before crashing into woman’s vehicle

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The San Antonio Police Department has identified the woman killed in a crash with a telephone pole Wednesday evening.

Police said Rosalva Tamez, 61, was killed when another vehicle crashed into hers just before 5 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Avenue, sending her car into the telephone pole.

Tamez was pronounced dead at the scene.


(Original Story)

A woman in her 60s is dead after crashing into a telephone pole after her car was hit by a vehicle that witnesses reported seeing driving erratically, police said.

Police said the woman was driving out of an apartment complex in the 3500 block of West Avenue around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday. They said she was on her way to work and heading toward I-10 when an 83-year-old man in another vehicle was driving erratically in the same direction.

The other vehicle collided with the woman’s car, sending her crashing toward a telephone pole, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the man in the other vehicle and a passenger were taken to University Hospital after their vehicle rolled over. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Police said the man told them he did not remember the crash happening.

3500 block of West Avenue (KSAT)

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