Von Ormy police sergeant released from hospital following head-on crash, officials say

The other driver was taken into custody, but charges are still pending

SAN ANTONIO – A Von Ormy police sergeant was injured in a head-on crash overnight and hospitalized, according to San Antonio police.

As of Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Fernandez was released from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

The crash happened around 2:41 a.m., Saturday, on IH-35 southbound at New Laredo Highway.

Police said another driver had left his vehicle in the main southbound lanes of IH-35, just over a blind hill, when Sgt. Fernandez struck the stationary vehicle head-on.

Sgt. Fernandez injured his leg and was taken to an area hospital for further treatment. His vehicle also caught fire at the scene, according to officials.

“Sgt. Fernandez has been released from University Hospital and is recovering at home with his family. We are truly blessed that he was able to walk away with minor injuries,” the Von Ormy Police Department said in a statement on Facebook.

UPDATE: SGT Fernandez has been release from University Hospital and is recovering at home with his family. We are truly blessed that he was able to walk away with minor injuries.

Posted by Von Ormy Police Department on Saturday, March 20, 2021

The other driver, a 37-year-old man, fled the area before officers arrived. He was eventually taken into custody near Ray Ellison and SW Loop 410, according to police.

Charges are still pending and the investigation is ongoing.

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