1 person dead after car bursts into flames during rollover crash on NE Side, police say

Crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. in 4400 block of NE Loop 410

A car burst in flames killing one person following a rollover vehicle crash on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A car burst in flames killing one person following a rollover vehicle crash on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of NE Loop 410, just south of Rittiman Road.

Police say they’re still trying to find out what went wrong, but say the victim was traveling northbound when their vehicle veered off the roadway and drove through a center grassy median and then went down an embankment and struck a wall at the Rittiman Road exit.

The vehicle then rolled over and caught fire, police said.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office later confirmed that at least one person in that vehicle had been killed. The victim has not been identified.

Police said initially that the car appeared to fly clear over the guardrail because there was no damage to that barrier. When officers arrived on the scene, the car was fully engulfed in flames.

SAPD shut down portions of I-35 and Loop 410 in that area for several hours while they investigated the crash. They have since reopened.

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