Authorities ID driver killed after crashing into bulldozer at Loop 1604, I-10 intersection on East Side

There are no criminal charges resulting from the crash.

SAN ANTONIO – Authorities have identified a man who was killed after crashing his SUV into a bulldozer on the East Side.

The crash was reported around 6:20 a.m. on Thursday at Loop 1604 and Interstate 10 East.

San Antonio police said the driver of the SUV, Jose Francisco Banda, 33, was traveling northbound as he approached an active construction zone at the intersection under I-10.

Witnesses told officers that the bulldozer was making a U-turn and had the right-of-way and that Banda had been trying to beat the red traffic signal light before the collision.

Police said he hit the brakes but was unable to avoid colliding with the bulldozer.

The SUV hit the side of the bulldozer and Banda was pinned inside of his vehicle, according to police.

Authorities said Banda was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The person driving the bulldozer was not injured and stayed at the scene, police said.

No criminal charges are expected.

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