Man fatally struck by pickup truck on Southwest Side, San Antonio police say

Crash happened at Milvid Avenue and South Zarzamora just after 9 p.m. Tuesday

SAN ANTONIO – A man is dead after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing a Southwest Side street Tuesday night, according to San Antonio police.

Officials said the accident happened around 9:10 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Zarzamora Street, near Milvid Avenue.

Police say a 55-year-old man was crossing South Zarzamora Street with a grocery cart to get to a convenience store.

A red Ford F-150 was traveling southbound on Zarzamora behind a silver car when the car swerved to avoid hitting the man.

The driver of the Ford F-150 did not see the man and was unable to avoid striking him, police said.

The pedestrian, who has not been identified, died at the scene, according to police.

Both drivers stopped to render aid, police said. The driver of the truck was not intoxicated and was not speeding, police said. No charges are expected to be filed.

There is no crosswalk along the street and officers said this area is known for pedestrian accidents.

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