Woman killed while sitting in middle of highway identified

Sara Alicia Olivares, 29, was hit and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 35 Monday

San Antonio police say a woman who was hit by a vehicle and killed on Interstate 35 south of downtown Monday morning had been sitting in the middle of the highway.
San Antonio police say a woman who was hit by a vehicle and killed on Interstate 35 south of downtown Monday morning had been sitting in the middle of the highway.

SAN ANTONIO – A woman who San Antonio police said was hit and killed by a vehicle while sitting in the middle of Interstate 35 earlier this week has been identified.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Sara Alicia Olivares, 29.

When officers arrived at the scene Monday at 3:30 a.m., they found the victim’s body on the shoulder of the highway, directly under a pedestrian bridge, just north of the Theo/Malone exit.

Woman hit, killed by truck on I-35 northbound near downtown, police say

A preliminary report said witnesses told police the woman had been acting strangely and was sitting in the middle of the traffic lanes prior to being hit.

Although some drivers stopped to help, witnesses told police the woman was hit by a truck that did not stop.

They said it’s possible the truck driver was unaware of what happened.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.