Driver extracted from vehicle after crash into tanker truck dies from injuries, police say

SAPD has ID’d driver in crash that happened around 1 a.m. on South Side

SAN ANTONIO – A 45-year-old man who had to be cut from his vehicle after he crashed into a tanker truck Wednesday morning has died from his injuries, San Antonio police said.

The crash occurred around 1 a.m. in the 10500 block of Roosevelt Avenue, not far from Loop 410 on the city’s South Side.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old, Angel Baltazar, was traveling southbound on Roosevelt Avenue at a high rate of speed when he crashed his pickup truck into a tanker truck pulling out of a refinery, police said.

He was extracted from his vehicle by firefighters and taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition. He was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Police did not say exactly why the crash happened. No other vehicles were involved.

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