SAN ANTONIO – A man has been arrested on a murder charge after he allegedly swerved into a car in an attempt to kill himself, resulting in the death of a teenager.
Colby Burke, 26, was apprehended shortly after the deadly crash that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 6800 block of Babcock Road, booking records show.
San Antonio police said he was driving westbound on Babcock road when he suddenly veered into the eastbound lanes, striking a Chevrolet Equinox, which was carrying three women, ages 15, 19 and 40.
The 19-year-old woman died at the scene.
Police on Friday morning identified her as Savannah Macy Ramos.
Their Equinox caught fire and witnesses were able to help pull the occupants out before first responders arrived. The Wrangler flipped onto its passenger side, police said.
The 40-year-old and 15-year-old women were transported to University Hospital in serious condition, police said.
Burke told officers that he intentionally drove into the victim’s vehicle so that he could kill himself, booking records for Burke confirmed Friday morning.
“Witnesses reported there were no obstructions in the roadway that would have contributed to the crash, nor was there any indication the driver of the Wrangler attempted to stop prior to the crash,” a preliminary report from SAPD states.
Police said Burke attempted to flee, but he was apprehended shortly after.