55ºF

Crash on I-10 overnight leaves infant with fractured skull

SAPD: Woman suspected of driving while intoxicated

Image of Interstate 10 overnight crash where a baby was injured.
Image of Interstate 10 overnight crash where a baby was injured. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (11:40 a.m.):

San Antonio police have identified a woman who is accused of driving while intoxicated and crashing on Interstate 10 early Monday.

Justine Garcia, 24, has been charged with intoxication assault and marijuana possession following the crash, which seriously injured an infant that was in the vehicle, police said. Her bond has been set at $50,000, according to online records from the Bexar County Jail.

Original:

San Antonio police have charged a woman who they say was driving while intoxicated when she crashed on Interstate 10 southeast of downtown early Monday, seriously injuring an infant in the vehicle with her.

Police say the 3-month-old baby suffered a fractured skull and contusion to the head.

They say the woman was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe on the shoulder of eastbound I-10 near Roland Avenue just after 2 a.m.

For some reason, they say the woman suddenly cut across all lanes of the highway and slammed into the concrete median.

Her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash, police say.

SAPD said the baby was secured in a child seat, but the child seat was not properly attached to the rear seat.

The baby was rushed by SAFD to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. It’s unknown what type of injuries the woman suffered.

Investigators say the female driver was suspected of intoxication and was booked for intoxication assault. Her name and age was not released.

The eastbound lanes of I-10 were shut down in the area for about three hours while police investigated the crash.


About the Authors: