SUV crashes into off-duty officer’s vehicle, rolls onto highway, police say

Crash occurred around 3 a.m. on access road of I-35 near West Mayfield

An SUV hit an off-duty officer's vehicle around 3 a.m. on the access road of Interstate 35 near South Zarzamora Street on the city’s Southwest Side.
An SUV hit an off-duty officer's vehicle around 3 a.m. on the access road of Interstate 35 near South Zarzamora Street on the city’s Southwest Side. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The driver of an SUV has been arrested following a rollover crash that hit an off-duty police officer’s vehicle early Thursday morning, the San Antonio Police Department said.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on the access road of Interstate 35 near West Mayfield on the city’s Southwest Side.

According to police, the off-duty officer was traveling southbound on the access road of I-35 when the SUV traveling at a high-rate of speed rear-ended him.

Police said the impact of the collision pushed the officer’s car and the SUV onto the highway, where the SUV rolled over.

SAPD said no injuries however, occurred in the crash.

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

The name of the SUV’s 22-year-old driver has not been released.

The driver was evaluated for signs of impairment and then arrested for DWI, police said. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.


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