Father, son killed in Southwest Side motorcycle crash

SAPD: Reinerio Lopez, 36, and Franklin Lopez, 15, killed in crash

San Antonio police say a father and son were killed in a motorcycle crash on the city’s Southwest side overnight.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a father and his teenage son were killed in a motorcycle crash on the Southwest Side overnight.

Reinerio Lopez, 36, and Franklin Lopez, 15, were killed in the crash just after midnight Tuesday in the 2400 block of General Hudnell, near Cupples Road, according to San Antonio police.

Officers said Reinerio Lopez, who was driving the motorcycle, missed a curve and struck a concrete wall. They were both thrown from the bike and struck the guardrail and bridge pillar.

They said a traffic investigation team was still working to figure out exactly what happened, but early on, it appeared the motorcyclist may have been speeding.

Police said both the father and son died at the scene.


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