ME’s Office identifies driver killed in vehicle crash downtown

Crash occurred around 2:30 a.m., Friday

A man is dead after he was ejected during a vehicle crash downtown early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.
A man is dead after he was ejected during a vehicle crash downtown early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

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The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified a man killed in a vehicle crash downtown early Friday.

Daniel De La Rosa died in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to the ME.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of San Luis, near the southbound Interstate 35 access road and the Frio Street exit ramp.

According to police, De La Rosa was heading southbound on I-35 and took the exit ramp to Frio Street.

Officials said he failed to negotiate the curve, crashed into a wall on the ramp and the truck fell off the exit ramp.

He was ejected from the truck as it landed in a grassy area below the ramp.

Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

* Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article had the incorrect name for the victim in the crash. The person named in a previous version of this article was a victim in another motor vehicle crash on Friday.

Original:

A man is dead after he was ejected during a vehicle crash downtown early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of San Luis, near the southbound Interstate 35 access road and the Frio Street exit ramp.

According to police, the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck was heading southbound on I-35 and took the exit ramp to Frio Street.

The driver failed to negotiate the curve, crashed into a wall on the ramp and the truck fell off the exit ramp.

He was ejected from the truck as it landed in a grassy area below the ramp.

Police said he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to SAPD, an officer who was conducting a traffic stop saw the truck launch and narrowly miss them.

At this time, the cause of the crash is not currently known. The name and age of the man killed has not been released.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.


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