SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating the death of a woman who was found inside her car which had crashed into a building just west of downtown.
The crash happened before 3 a.m. Monday in the 1800 block of S. Laredo Street.
Her car slammed into the loading dock at Mission City Container Inc.
Police say firefighters had to cut out the window of the car just to reach the 27-year-old woman.
Paramedics worked to save her, but were not successful.
It’s still unclear how or why she crashed, but based on markings that investigators made on the ground, her car drifted across the street.
It appears she had been heading west on S. Laredo when her car wandered into the eastbound lanes, then ended up across the street where it hit the loading dock.
The business was not open at the time.
However, when workers arrived hours later, they gathered around the area, talking about the crash.
Relatives of the woman who was killed also arrived later.
One family member told KSAT12 that the driver was on her way home from a gathering at another relative’s home at the time of the crash.
She says it’s possible the woman fell asleep at the wheel.
Police say the crash is still under investigation.