Woman dead following wrong-way crash on Highway 281 northbound, SA police say

The crash prompted a closure on 281 and led to a traffic pileup for several hours

Woman dead following wrong-way crash on Highway 281 northbound, SA police say
Woman dead following wrong-way crash on Highway 281 northbound, SA police say

SAN ANTONIO – A 69-year-old woman is dead after driving the wrong way on Highway 281 northbound and colliding with a pickup truck, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon and prompted a road closure on 281 past the Hildebrand exit.

Police said the woman made a U-turn when she approached Basse Road. She then began traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when she crashed with a Toyota Tundra.

The woman had to be extracted from her vehicle with the Jaws of Life, according to police. She was taken to University Hospital, where she died from her injuries, authorities said.

The driver of the Toyota Tundra sustained minor injuries but was still taken to University Hospital.

Officials closed a portion of 281 northbound and traffic was backed up on the roadway for hours.

Screenshot of Highway 281 closure via Google Maps. (Google Maps)

According to Google Maps, there was an estimated 36-minute delay on the highway due to the road closure.

Further details on the crash are limited at this time.

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