Man killed in crash caused by street racing on Northwest Side, 2 drivers charged, police say

Witnesses reported seeing car going wrong way on Prue Road

A man was killed overnight after his vehicle was struck head-on by a BMW whose driver was racing the driver of a Mercedes on the Northwest Side, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A man was killed overnight after his vehicle was struck head-on by a BMW whose driver was racing the driver of a Mercedes on the Northwest Side, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened just before midnight Wednesday in the 8000 block of Prue Road near Kyle Seale Parkway.

Witnesses told police that the BMW and Mercedes were traveling side by side and racing eastbound along a two-lane stretch of Prue Road.

The BMW was driving in the wrong lane up a hill with an obstructed view of oncoming traffic, police said.

A Nissan traveling in the westbound lane then collided with the BMW head-on.

The Nissan spun around counter-clockwise backward and went into a ditch, and the BMW spun across the eastbound lane, went into a ditch and hit a fire hydrant.

Police said the 22-year-old driver of the Nissan was transported to University Hospital but was pronounced dead around 12:20 a.m. on Thursday. His identity has not been released by authorities.

The 22-year-old driver of the BMW was also transported to University Hospital in serious condition.

Police said he had alcohol in his system and will face charges of racing causing serious bodily injury, racing causing death, manslaughter, and intoxication manslaughter.

The 18-year-old male driver of the Mercedes took off after the crash but returned to the scene to provide a statement, police said.

He was arrested and charged with racing causing serious bodily injury, racing causing death, and manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing, according to SAPD.


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