Police investigating cause of crash in Helotes that injured 3

Car also hit utility pole, knocking out electricity

SAN ANTONIO – Police in Helotes are investigating what caused a driver to lose control and roll his car early Tuesday.

Three people suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened around 3 a.m. on Shaenfield Road near Canter Horse.

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The car sheared off part of a utility pole, also knocking out electricity to hundreds of homes.

Officers said they found all three people outside the crushed car when they arrived at the scene.

They believe at least one, possibly all three were ejected from the car and suffered serious injuries.

Police say it appeared that the car, for some reason, hit the concrete median then rolled over onto the opposite sidewalk where it hit the utility pole and landed in a field.

A utility pole was sheared in half. That triggered a widespread power outage. (KSAT 12 News)

Although the damage to the pole remained, police say CPS Energy was able to restore electricity to the homes within two hours’ time.

They had to shut down part of the road during the investigation, but they reopened the area by 5:30 a.m.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.