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Driver fleeing from DPS reached 100 mph before crashing into home, troopers say

No injuries reported after pickup rolled over into Northwest Side home

SAN ANTONIO – The driver of a black pickup lost control Tuesday afternoon while allegedly fleeing from Texas DPS troopers, crashing into a home on the city’s Northwest Side.

Sgt. Orlando Moreno said the incident began when a trooper initiated a traffic stop near Culebra and I-10 for speeding. The driver then exceeded speeds of 100 mph while attempting to evade the trooper, Moreno said.

After initially driving west, the driver used a turnaround to get onto the I-10 East Access Road, where he lost control, causing the pickup to roll over into a home on Pasadena Street.

Although the home was occupied, no residents were hurt in the crash, Moreno said.

The driver, who is a 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.

Moreno said it’s unclear why the driver was speeding. A search of the vehicle did not reveal any additional incriminating evidence, Moreno said in an email to KSAT.

The driver will likely face evading arrest charges. The investigation was ongoing Tuesday.


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