Suspect in fatal DWI crash ID’d as cardiologist

Hector Osorio, 60, charged with intoxication manslaughter

Hector Osorio has been arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdated April 17:

A 60-year-old man charged with intoxication manslaughter in the case has been identified as a cardiologist.

According to a Methodist Health System official, Hector Osorio is a contract cardiac hospitalist. An online search lists him with Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio.

Previously reported:

Officials have identified a 21-year-old man who was killed by a wrong-way driver who police say was driving drunk.

Christopher Michael Farias Jr. died of blunt force injuries at the scene of the crash, which happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 10400 block of southbound Interstate 37 S., according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hector Osorio, 60, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, San Antonio police said Thursday.

Police said Osorio drove his 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 AMG onto the exit ramp to U.S. Highway 181, heading the wrong way from Old Corpus Christi Highway.

A man was killed following a wrong-way crash around 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in the 10400 block of southbound IH 37 S, San Antonio police said. (KSAT)

The Mercedes-Benz continued driving the wrong way onto the main lanes of Interstate 37 and side-swiped a 2008 Chevrolet HHR, police said.

The Mercedes then crashed head-on into a 1988 Ford F-150, which was being driven by Farias.

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Osorio was transported to a hospital but he refused medical treatment. He was evaluated for signs of intoxication and was later booked, police said.

Osorio’s bond was set at $150,000, according to online jail records.

A man was killed following a wrong-way crash around 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in the 10400 block of southbound IH 37 S, San Antonio police said. (KSAT)

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