SAPD: Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after pedestrian hit, killed

Sergio Vasquez, 50, has been charged, San Antonio police say

One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road on the Northeast Side, according to San Antonio police.
One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a road on the Northeast Side, according to San Antonio police. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A driver who San Antonio police say fatally struck a man as he was crossing the street has been arrested.

Sergio Vasquez, 50, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter following the accident at 5 p.m. Sunday, in the 13400 block of Nacogdoches Road on the North Side.

According to police, Vasquez was driving a 1993 Ford Econoline van southbound on Nacogdoches Road when he ran a red light at the intersection with El Charro Street.

The pedestrian, a man who has not been identified, was crossing Nacogdoches Road at the time and was struck by the van.

The pedestrian was walking within a crosswalk and had the right of way.

He was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said Vasquez was arrested at the scene.

Booking records with the Bexar County Jail show Vasquez’s bond has been set at $75,000.

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