SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead following a vehicle crash on the city’s far West Side early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.
The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of SW Loop 410 on the access road headed southbound, not far from Loop 410 and Marbach Road.
According to police, the driver of a 2004 Mustang had just left a party and was speeding when he hit a puddle in the roadway, causing him to lose control. That’s when, police said, the vehicle struck a utility pole, a tree, a fire hydrant and a metal railing over a drainage culvert.
The vehicle was launched by the railing and flipped over, coming to rest on its roof, police said.
Authorities say the driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle, landing in the culvert. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger inside the car who was wearing their seatbelt only had minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved.
Investigators say at this time it is not certain, but alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.
The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.