Man hit, killed by car after being thrown from SUV during crash identified

Aaron Cantu, 20, died Sunday after crash in EB lanes of I-10

A man was hit by a car and killed following a crash on the eastbound lanes of I-10 near Hackberry on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a man fatally struck by a car after he was ejected during a vehicle crash on the city’s East Side.

Aaron Cantu, 20, died around 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, after he was ejected from his sport utility vehicle on Interstate 10.

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According to police, Cantu was driving a GMC Yukon “erratically” in the eastbound lanes of I-10 near Hackberry when he lost control.

Police said the vehicle flipped over and he was ejected. Cantu landed in the main lanes of the highway where he was hit by a passing white Toyota Camry, authorities said.

Cantu was pronounced dead at the scene. SAPD said his passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. The driver of the Camry stayed at the scene.

Police say before the crash, Cantu was swerving between lanes and driving erratically, causing him to lose control.

The incident is under investigation.

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