SAPD: Wrong-way driver killed, 3 others hospitalized following crash on I-37

A husband, wife and their teenage son are hospitalized and in serious condition, police say

One driver is dead and three others are hospitalized following an overnight head-on crash on I-37, according to San Antonio police.
One driver is dead and three others are hospitalized following an overnight head-on crash on I-37, according to San Antonio police. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A wrong-way driver is dead and three others are hospitalized following an overnight head-on crash on I-37, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m., Sunday, in the 9000 block of I-37 southbound.

Police said the wrong-way driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate when they hit another vehicle head-on and rolled over onto the wall divider.

A good Samaritan and an officer rolled the vehicle back onto its side, and firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the driver, according to officials.

The driver died from injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The vehicle the driver crashed into had three occupants -- a husband, wife, and their teenage son. All three were taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in serious condition, according to SAPD.

The interstate was shut down for several hours as authorities processed the scene. Traffic was diverted to Loop 410.

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