Woman killed by suspected drunk driver was on morning walk in Northwest Side neighborhood

Driver was arrested on charge of intoxication manslaughter

A woman was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver as she walked on a sidewalk in her in Northwest Side neighborhood, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A woman was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver as she walked on a sidewalk in her Northwest Side neighborhood, San Antonio police said.

It happened at about 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday in the 6200 block of Viva Max Drive.

The woman has been identified as Irma Lozano, 78.

Police said she was hit and killed when the driver of a gray Ford Edge veered across Oak Hill Road and then drove up onto the sidewalk. The driver then drove into a yard and hit a tree.

Lozano was out for a walk with her son and their dogs. She had stopped to talk to her friend and neighbor when it happened.

“We were talking face-to-face. I was, like, five feet or three feet away,” said Lily Delgado. “A car came and just picked her up in front of me.”

The car continued to drive through a yard until it hit a tree.

“She hit it so hard that it came out with a root,” Delgado said.

Lozano died at the scene.

That driver has been identified as a 59-year-old woman. Police have not yet released her name.

She was transported to the hospital by ambulance. SAPD said she is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

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