Man, 20, killed in motorcycle crash on North Side, police say

Crash occurred around 6:15 p.m. near intersection of Braesview, NW Military Hwy

A 20-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle crash on the city’s North Side on Thursday night, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A 20-year-old man is dead following a motorcycle crash on the city’s North Side on Thursday evening, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 6:15 p.m. near the intersection of Braesview and Northwest Military Highway, not far from Wurzbach Parkway.

According to police, Caleb Krauchunas was driving a motorcycle northbound on Northwest Military Highway and was approaching an intersection when a truck stopped in the left turn lane facing southbound with a flashing yellow arrow. That’s when, police say, the driver of the truck entered the intersection, while the signal was still flashing.

Police said as the flashing yellow arrow turned red, Krauchunas also entered the intersection, where he then crashed into the back of the right side of the truck, throwing him off the bike.

The truck’s driver stopped and tried to render aid, but Krauchunas was eventually pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews, police said.

No charges are expected to be filed.


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