Driver, passenger killed after crashing sedan head-on into 18-wheeler on Highway 90, San Antonio police say

Crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Highway 90 WB, near Cupples Road

SAN ANTONIO – A driver and a passenger of a sedan were killed after they crashed head-on into an 18-wheeler on Highway 90 westbound early Friday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Highway 90 in the 2600 block near South General McMullen, on the city’s West Side.

According to police, a white Nissan Altima for an unknown reason was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway when it crashed directly with the big rig. Police said the driver of the 18-wheeler did attempt to avoid the crash, but the sedan also corrected, slamming into the big rig head-on.

Both the driver and the passenger, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Highway 90 westbound was closed early Friday while emergency crews worked. The lanes have since reopened.

It is unclear if the driver of the big rig sustained any injuries. The names of the two people killed have not been released, as they have not been identified.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all answered the call.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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