SAN ANTONIO – A woman is dead following a crash with an 18-wheeler that fled the scene on Interstate 10 near the Dominion.
San Antonio police say the big rig rear-ended a Ford Fiesta that was traveling on the eastbound lanes around 5:30 a.m. Friday.
The woman who was driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Doug Greene, a public information officer of the San Antonio Police Department. Officers say she was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the International model 18-wheeler fled, but police believe they found the truck parked near the Shops at Rivercenter.
At 8 a.m. Friday, SAPD officers were seen investigating a white 18-wheeler with front-end damage. A photo of the big rig appears to show part of the victim’s car still lodged beneath it.
Greene says it appears the driver parked the truck near Bowie and Crockett Streets and left.
A man who was asleep in the back of the truck was detained and questioned. He told police that he felt something but didn’t think anything of it since they kept going.
Police are checking surveillance cameras at nearby businesses.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call SAPD at 210-207-7385.
The crash caused eastbound lanes to close ahead of the morning rush hour. One lane has reopened at this time.
The roadway is closed near the Ralph Fair Road exit, and access roads are open.
KSAT 12 News has a crew at the scene. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.