Pair hospitalized after crashing vehicle into tree, police say

Crash occurred around 11 p.m. on Applewhite Road

SAN ANTONIO – A man and a woman were hospitalized after they crashed their vehicle into a tree on the city’s South Side, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. in the 16100 block of Applewhite Road.

According to police, a man driving a Ford Explorer Sport Trac was traveling southbound on Applewhite Road when he failed to navigate a turn in the roadway. The vehicle left the road and crashed into a nearby tree, police said.

The male driver and female passenger, both in their 40s, were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred. The pair were taken to University Hospital for their injuries. The man is in critical condition and was immediately taken into surgery and the woman likely suffered serious injury, police said.

Investigators said they found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, but the driver could not be assessed for impairment due to the severity of his injuries.

The case remains under investigation and charges may happen pending a toxicology report, police said.

The San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS also answered the call. No other vehicles were involved.

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