2 dead in pickup crash in Castle Hills, police say

Crash occurred just before 5:30 a.m. on ramp from EB Loop 410 to NW Military Highway

SAN ANTONIO – A man and a woman are dead following a vehicle crash in Castle Hills early Thursday morning, the Castle Hills Police Department said.

The crash occurred just before 5:30 a.m. on a ramp from eastbound Loop 410 to Northwest Military Highway, not far from Blanco Road.

According to Castle Hills police, the driver of a pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and ran up on a metal guardrail just before sliding along into a concrete wall.

Officials say the driver may have fallen asleep or simply wasn’t paying attention.

Officers at the scene originally thought the driver was the only occupant inside until they found a woman under the dashboard. Firefighters had to cut open both doors to get the man and woman out.

Paramedics were seen giving chest compressions to the woman before she was taken by EMS to a hospital.

The man and woman later died as as result of their injuries, police said. Neither person has been identified.

Castle Hills police say neither the man or woman were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The truck is registered to someone in Devine, Texas, authorities say.

The Loop 410 eastbound ramp to Northwest Military was shut down as a result of the crash. Drivers on the access road had to avoid first responders on site. The access road reopened sometime around 6 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT12 both online and on-air for more information.

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