SAPD: Driver charged after hitting, killing sleeping homeless man with vehicle

Christian Alexis Cazares, 24, is charged with intoxication manslaughter, police say

Christian Cazares image.
Christian Cazares image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A homeless man sleeping under a bridge was hit and killed by a vehicle late Thursday night, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around midnight on the access road of Loop 410 near Vance Jackson Road on the city’s North Side.

According to police, Christian Alexis Cazares, 24, was driving in the eastbound lanes of the access road when he jumped a curb and hit a homeless man sleeping under a bridge.

Police said Cazares spun out in a turnaround just as an officer happened to be driving by.

Homeless man sleeping under bridge hit, killed by vehicle, police say
Homeless man sleeping under bridge hit, killed by vehicle, police say

Cazares left the car and walked away from the crash scene, but was eventually detained by the officer, police said.

SAPD said Cazares, who was found to be drunk, is now charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The homeless man, however, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.

The name of the man killed has not been released.


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