Illegal street racing leaves North Bexar County homeowner uneasy

BCSO: Potential street race ends in a crash in a family’s backyard

SAN ANTONIO – A potential street race ended in a crash in a family’s backyard in a far North Bexar County subdivision.

Just after 5 p.m. Bexar County sheriffs deputies were called to a crash off Dusty Canyon and Creek River on the far North Side.

According to deputies, two cars had been seen speeding down Dusty Canyon, but didn’t know it came to a dead end, causing them to crash through a fence and into a tree.

John and Jenny Beasley live at the residence where the crashed occurred. Both were in the living room where the cars would have gone if it was not for a tree in their backyard.

“Just a real hard brake and of course the next thing you’re listening to when the brakes going you’re thinking impact, I literally saw it hit the fence, hit my table, impact the tree and the back end and airs bags. He hit it the other car, avoided it missing the back end of that and that’s the reason he shifted to the side,” said John and Jenny Beasley said.

The couple explained street racing down Dusty Canyon is a problem. According to them, they’ve had five or six close calls in the nearly two years they’ve lived at their home and that street racing is a constant.

“It’s a long strip (Dusty Canyon) and it’s about a quarter mile and they love to lite them up,” John said.

The drivers were able to walk away with no serious injuries. At this time they’re not facing charges, but the investigation is ongoing.

The Beasleys hope this crash will bring on added safety measures in the future to protect their home.


About the Author:

John Paul Barajas is a reporter at KSAT 12. Previously, he worked at KRGV 5 in the Rio Grande Valley. He has a degree from the University of Houston. In his free time, he likes to get a workout in, spend time on the water and check out good eats and drinks.