SAN ANTONIO – A man is dead after his vehicle went up in flames following a crash on the city’s West Side overnight, according to San Antonio police.
The crash happened at 10:48 p.m., Saturday in the 1400 block of US Highway 90 W.
Police said the man’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed with the headlights off when he suddenly tried to change lanes.
This caused the vehicle to strike a metal barrier that separates the main lanes from the exit lanes.
Authorities said the impact made the vehicle go up in flames. Eventually, a citizen pulled over their vehicle and was able to put out the fire with a portable fire extinguisher.
However, when fire crews and police arrived, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries were reported and the investigation continues.