Driver of truck ejected, killed in crash after failing to navigate turn, police say

Crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. in 10000 block of Weichold Road

A man in his 40s is dead after he was ejected during a vehicle crash on Interstate 10 early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.
A man in his 40s is dead after he was ejected during a vehicle crash on Interstate 10 early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 40s is dead after he failed to navigate a turn and was ejected during a vehicle crash early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 10000 block of Weichold Road, not far from the intersection of Interstate 10 and Loop 1604 on the city’s Northeast Side.

According to police, the man was ejected from his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck after driving through a dirt field next to a gas station. The man was pronounced at the scene.

Police said the man was driving westbound and that while the roadway had previously continued straight to the access road, a 45-degree turn was added to square off the intersection to prevent wrong-way drivers.

The man failed to turn and left the roadway, police said. The truck overturned and he was ejected from the vehicle.

The man did not have identification in his possession, so his identity is not known, police said.

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

No other injuries were reported.


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