Driver dies after losing control of car in construction zone, hitting tree, police say

San Antonio police still working to identify man

SAN ANTONIO – A driver heading home on the city’s North Side died early Friday after losing control of his car in a construction zone and crashing.

The man, whose name has not been released yet, was in his 20s, according to San Antonio police.

One accident investigator told KSAT he suspects the driver may not have noticed the construction barrels right away as he headed north on Wetmore Road near Maverick Creek shortly before 3 a.m.

When he tried to avoid them, his 2013 Chevrolet Camaro swerved across the road onto a sidewalk, across the grass and a small drainage ditch, and crashed through the backyard fence of a home and hit a tree.

The driver was taken to an area hospital where he died later.

Although police did not identify him, they say the driver lived in the area.

Police shut down Wetmore Road in both directions, between Wurzbach Parkway and Ridge Country, for about two hours while they conducted their investigation.

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