Man killed in vehicle crash with pole had gunshot wounds, police say

SAPD: Robert D. Rodriguez, 42, died Saturday

Man killed after crashing vehicle into a pole on the West Side, officials say (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The San Antonio Police Department has identified the man killed in a vehicle crash with a pole on Saturday morning.

According to police, Robert D. Rodriguez, 42, was traveling eastbound on West Commerce Street just after 12:30 a.m. in a 2017 Ford F-150 when a witness saw the vehicle speed and drift across incoming traffic lanes and crash head-on into a traffic pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police said upon investigation Rodriguez had two gunshot wounds to his right thigh.

Authorities said a friend of Rodriguez recognized the crashed truck and stopped at the scene. The friend told police he had been shot the previous day, but did not seek medical treatment.

Police said the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and the case remains under investigation.


(Original Story)

One man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pole on the West Side, according to San Antonio Police Department.

Officials say the man in his late 50′s or 60′s was driving on West Commerce just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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