Bexar County Medical Examiner IDs man killed by SUV on Northeast Side

Crash occurred just before 5 a.m. on SB I-35 just south of Eisenhauer Road

Man trying to cross highway hit, killed by SUV, police say
Man trying to cross highway hit, killed by SUV, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 30s who was hit and killed by a sport utility vehicle trying to cross the highway early Friday morning has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. on southbound Interstate 35 just south of Eisenhauer Road on the city’s Northeast Side. The victim, Robert Joseph Wilke, died at the scene, he was 34.

According to police, a black Dodge Nitro was traveling southbound on I-35 and was exiting at Rittiman Road when it hit Wilke, who was wearing dark clothing.

Police said the SUV driver slowed to exit and attempted to swerve around Wilke, but was unable to avoid him. The woman stopped and got out of the vehicle and called for help, but Wilke was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said no charges are pending against the woman.

Authorities did shut down a stretch of the highway while emergency crews worked, but it has since reopened.


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