3 hospitalized after head-on crash involving stolen pickup truck, police say
Suspect stole FedEx truck and pickup truck before the head-on crash, per authorities
SAN ANTONIO – A man’s wild ride in a stolen FedEx truck and a carjacked pick-up truck came to a crashing halt on Loop 1604 Saturday afternoon.
SAPD says officers and Eagle helicopter, county deputies and DPS troopers all were in pursuit of the man when he crashed head-on into a car at Military Drive, sending two people and himself to the hospital.
The crash happened on the far West Side around 5:15 p.m., Saturday at 1604 and Military Drive.
One of the three individuals that were hospitalized is a woman that is in critical condition. She was life-flighted from the scene, authorities say.
Another passenger in the white car was taken to the hospital and the driver of the stolen pickup truck also was transported by EMS.
Police say the suspect stole a FedEx truck at S. New Braunfels and Southcross earlier in the afternoon around 4:15 p.m.
SAPD’s Eagle helicopter spotted the truck and directed ground officers toward him, but the suspect then took off again leading police through downtown and to the westside before getting onto Hwy 90 and driving west, police say.
At around 5:15 p.m., they say he dumped the FedEx truck and stole a pickup truck from a man at 1604 and Big Mesa Drive, authorities say.
He then drove north and a Bexar County deputy spotted him driving the wrong way at 1604 near Military.
Authorities pursued the suspect until he crashed head-on with a white car.
The pick-up caught fire, and deputies pulled the suspect from the burning truck.
The man’s condition, and the conditions of the two victims from the head-on crash are not known.
We’ll bring more updates as they become available.
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