SAPD: Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter, assault after NW Side crash

Edwin Sanabna Pena was charged in the incident, court records show

Edwin Geovan Sanabna Pena has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault, according to Bexar County Jail records. (Bexar County Jail)

SAN ANTONIO – A driver is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after a woman was killed and several others were injured in a crash on the NW Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened Saturday evening on Culebra Road and Zarzamora Street.

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Police said a red Dodge truck was heading east on Culebra when it ran a red light and crashed into the passenger side of a Chevrolet truck that had a green light.

The impact sent the Chevrolet through the intersection and into a Jeep Patriot that was stopped in the right northbound lane of N. Zarzamora Street, according to SAPD.

A 53-year-old woman -- identified by the ME’s office on Jan. 7 as Gabriella Padilla -- who was in the rear right passenger seat of the Chevrolet died from her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people who were inside the Chevrolet were taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said one person in the Jeep was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center with serious injuries, and the driver of the Dodge suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital.

According to Bexar County court records, Edwin Sanabna Pena, 26, was the driver of the Dodge truck. Police found him to be intoxicated after the crash and he was booked for intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault.

Pena’s bond is set at $375,000 for all of his charges combined. He is currently being held in the Bexar County Jail.

We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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