Motorcyclist killed in accident on Highway 16 on South Side

SAPD: Biker disregarded red light

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning after he was hit by a big rig on Highway 16 on the South Side, according to San Antonio police.

SAN ANTONIO – A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning after he was hit by a big rig on Highway 16 on the South Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened as the motorcyclist, 41, tried to beat the light that had turned red on the northbound lanes of Highway 16 at Southwest Loop 410, not far from Palo Alto College, police said.

The biker crashed into the side of a big rig that was turning left from the Loop 410 access road to Highway 16.

The motorcycle became lodged under the truck and the motorcyclist was dragged through the intersection, police said. He died at the scene and his name has not been released.

The underpass at Highway 16 and Loop 410 was closed in both directions as officers investigate the incident but it has since reopened.

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