Officials: Man killed after being struck by vehicle on South Side

The driver fled the scene and police are still investigating

SAN ANTONIO – A man was fatally struck by a vehicle on the South Side overnight, according to San Antonio Police Department.

The incident happened at 11:43 p.m. Saturday on Division Avenue and S. Flores Street.

According to SAPD, witnesses notified police after the man was hit by the vehicle. Officials said he was found in the middle of the street, unresponsive.

Christine Casarez said she is still shaken up after she saw the man in the middle of the street steps away from her home.

“You’re seeing someone laying there and you don’t even know who he is,” Casarez said.

EMS attempted to resuscitate the victim, but were unable to do so. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Casarez said the area has become a worry for her. She said many drivers are not paying attention when people cross the street.

She wants to see speed bumps or more traffic lights to slow drivers down. The victim’s name has not been released, but Casarez said she is heartbroken for the family the he left behind.

“Someone is going to be waiting for him to get home,” she said

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and no description was given to police. The investigation is still ongoing.

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About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Steven Cavazos is a traffic anchor and general assignments reporter in the weekday mornings at KSAT 12.