Man, 70, killed after being struck by vehicle on NW Side

Officials say there was no indication anyone involved in the incident was intoxicated

SAN ANTONIO – A local man was hit and killed by a vehicle on the Northwest Side late Thursday night

San Antonio police say George Escamilla, 70, died after he was hit around 9:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Bandera Road, near Hillcrest Drive.

Escamilla was walking about 100 feet east of the crosswalk near a Walgreen’s parking lot when he was struck by a 2002 Dodge Caravan, police said.

The man was immediately taken to University Hosptial by ambulance where he later died.

The driver told police they did not see the man.

The driver was sober and lucid, but was cited for driving without corrective lenses, police said. No criminal charges are pending.

A witness in another vehicle was also at the scene, and police said everyone is cooperating in the investigation.

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