Medical Examiner IDs woman who fatally crashed into tree after striking deer on North Side

Crash happened on Jones Maltsberger Road outside McAllister Park

SAN ANTONIOUpdate: The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified a 43-year-old woman who died after she struck a deer and crashed into a tree on the North Side Thursday.

Authorities say Laura Tijerina died after she hit a deer and veered across the road, crashing into a tree in the 137000 block of Jones Maltsberger Road, near Carlton Oaks.

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San Antonio police said a driver struck a deer before crashing into a tree near McAllister Park overnight.

The driver, a woman, died in that crash, which happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 13700 block of Jones Maltsberger Road, near Carlton Oaks.

The woman was driving a 2015 Honda Accord on Jones Maltsberger when a deer crossed the road in front of her. She hit the deer, veered across the road and crashed into a tree, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, and her age and name have not been released. Police said she was not wearing a seatbelt.

No other vehicle was involved, police said.

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