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SAPD identifies driver killed after big rig crashed into 2 cars on Northeast Side

37-year-old died in crash at Interstate 35, Thousand Oaks Drive

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department has identified a 37-year-old man who died in a crash involving a big rig on the Northeast Side Tuesday.

Simon Daniel Spectre died at the scene of the crash that happed around 3:30 p.m. on the Interstate 35 access road at Thousand Oaks, police said.

Police said an 18-wheeler exited I-35 and experienced brake failure. The truck was traveling southbound on the access road and was unable to stop for the red light at Thousand Oaks, police said.

The big rig crashed into a Honda Civic that was traveling westbound on the road. The Civic was then pushed into a Honda Fit that was heading eastbound, police said.

Spectre was traveling in the Civic. The driver of the Fit was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center, while the driver of the big rig was not injured in the incident, officials said.

SAPD’s transportation officers were on scene to investigate the crash. As of Wednesday, the case remains under investigation.


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