Man killed, 5-year-old injured in rollover on I-37 in Elmendorf

Both the driver and the 5-year-old boy were ejected from the vehicle

A driver was killed and his 5-year-old passenger injured Saturday afternoon after he swerved to avoid a truck that was coming into his lane.

SAN ANTONIO – Henry Stevenson, 59, was killed Saturday afternoon after he swerved to avoid a truck that was coming into his lane. A 5-year-old who was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident was injured.

The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-37 near Donop Road.

San Antonio police said witnesses told them they saw the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer steer into the grassy median to avoid a silver pickup truck that had switched into his lane.

One of the tires of the silver pickup truck reportedly struck the front right corner of the Chevrolet Blazer, which forced the Blazer off the raised pavement edge and partially into the grass median, police said.

The driver of the Blazer tried to re-correct the vehicle but lost control causing the vehicle to flip over in the grass.

Both the driver and the 5-year-old boy were ejected from the vehicle.

A paramedic who was passing by stopped to help, but the life-saving measures were not successful and the man died at the scene.

The boy was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Police were able to locate his mother, who was notified of the crash.

Police said the driver of the silver pickup is wanted for failure to stop and render aid.

The main lanes of I-37 were closed for a time as police investigated the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

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