Man dies from injuries after 18-wheeler has blowout, crashes into 2 cars on I-10 on Northwest Side

Gravel hauler swerved, hitting two vehicles on Wednesday afternoon

A major crash on I-10 on the city’s Northwest Side resulted in at least one person being hospitalized and a significant traffic pileup, according to San Antonio fire officials. (Photos provided by Marie Blanchard) (Courtesy of Marie Blanchard)

SAN ANTONIO – A man has died from his injuries after an 18-wheeler had a blowout and crashed into his car and an SUV on Interstate 10 on the Northwest Side, according to San Antonio police.

The accident happened just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the 11900 block of I-10 near De Zavala Road.

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A preliminary report from SAPD states that an 18-wheeler gravel hauler traveling northbound on the highway had a blowout, causing it to swerve to the left and hit a Toyota Corolla and a Jeep Latitude.

The impact caused the Corolla to hit a concrete barrier in the median. The car then traveled on top of the barrier until it hit a metal pillar.

The driver of the car was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released by SAPD.

The driver of the Jeep Latitude was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.

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