Woman killed by erratic driver in 4-vehicle crash ID’d by San Antonio police

Phillip Lopez, 30, has been charged with murder, according to authorities

Phillip Lopez, 30, has been charged with murder, according to authorities
Phillip Lopez, 30, has been charged with murder, according to authorities (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have identified a 53-year-old woman who was killed in a crash with an erratic driver last week on the Southeast Side.

Olga Balderas De Anda was driving a green 2003 Toyota Rav4 when her vehicle was struck at 5:45 p.m. Friday at 2800 Goliad Road, not far from Southeast Military Drive. She was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center where she later died.

Police said De Anda was turning from a parking lot onto southbound Goliad Road when a man in a stolen gray 2020 Toyota Rav4 entered the intersection at a high rate of speed.

The driver of the stolen gray Rav4 ran a red traffic light, struck the front end of a 2008 Ford Focus and hit De Anda’s vehicle on the passenger’s side, police said.

The gray Rav4 pushed De Anda’s vehicle and it then crashed into a 2019 Ford Mustang that was stopped at the red light.

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When both Rav4s came to a halt, police said, a witness detained the suspect driver as others attempted to help De Anda.

SAPD later identified the suspect as Phillip Lopez, 30. He has been charged with murder, theft of a vehicle between $2,500-$30,000, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Rav4 that Lopez was driving was stolen from a nearby convenience store, police said.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, on Goliad Road and SE Military Drive. (KSAT)

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