Driver to be charged with intoxicated manslaughter in North Side crash, police say

The incident occurred Sunday at 2 a.m.

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SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead following a crash on the city’s North Side. Police say the driver of the vehicle was found to be intoxicated.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, a Chevrolet Silverado traveled at a high rate of speed northbound on US Highway 281, swerving between vehicles before losing control, said SAPD.

The driver of the Chevrolet crashed into a concrete median on the right shoulder, pushing the car down the road.

According to SAPD, the car then continued to hit medians, flinging the vehicle from the left to right medians.

The Chevrolet then drove over the median and landed on the access road of a blocked-off construction zone. The vehicle continued to roll and slide in the construction zone before stopping, said SAPD.

Police say the passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to an area hospital with injuries and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

SAPD said the driver will be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.

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