Authorities ID driver killed in hit-and-run crash on Northwest Side

Police said the driver ran north on Alamo Downs Parkway

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (4:30 p.m. Sunday): The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the driver killed in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday evening on the Northwest Side.

Jessica Harper, 44, died at the hospital following the crash at Culebra Road and Alamo Downs Parkway, inside Loop 410, the office said.

A preliminary report from San Antonio police said a black GMC Yukon heading westbound on Culebra Road ran the red light at 5:30 p.m. and struck a gray Ford Focus, driven by Harper. The driver of the Yukon then ran off and wasn’t located.

Original (9:53 a.m. Sunday): San Antonio police are searching for the driver who ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle at a Northwest Side intersection, killing one person.

The crash happened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Culebra Road and Alamo Downs Parkway, inside Loop 410.

Witnesses told police that a black GMC Yukon heading westbound on Culebra Road ran the red light and struck a gray Ford Focus turning from Alamo Downs Parkway, according to a preliminary report from SAPD.

The driver of the Yukon ran away, heading north on Alamo Downs Parkway. Police searched for the driver but didn’t locate them.

The driver of the Focus, a 44-year-old woman, was taken to University Hospital, where she later died, police said.

A passenger in the Focus, a 74-year-old woman, was also taken to University Hospital. Police said she was in stable condition and suffered a broken left shoulder.

The investigation is ongoing.

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