SAN ANTONIO – A crash on the far Northwest Side early Tuesday morning has left three people dead and two others injured, one of them hospitalized.
San Antonio police received a call about it just after 2 a.m. from people in the neighborhood near Babcock Road and Clear Rock Drive.
When officers arrived, they found that a 2014 Jeep Cherokee had hit a large rock, went airborne, and crashed through the backyard fence of a home and that at least three people, including the driver, had been ejected.
Officers realized immediately that two of them were dead.
Paramedics performed CPR on a third person, but he also died.
A backseat passenger also suffered injuries in the crash. They were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police say the driver was traveling at a high-rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle while heading north of Babcock Road.
The SUV then plowed through the backyard fence.
The owner of that home told KSAT12 off-camera that he woke up to what sounded like a train.
He says he looked outside and could see the top portion of the vehicle high up in his tree, with the bottom half wedged between the trunks of two trees.
That man said he also could see the three people who were ejected from the vehicle scattered across his backyard.
He said they all appeared to be men in their early 20s.
The homeowner says this is the third time someone has lost control of a vehicle and barreled into his backyard.
Usually, he says, the crashes are due to drivers taking the curvy road too quickly.