ME IDs driver killed in Southwest Side crash, San Antonio police says

Crash occurred around 6 p.m. on Medina Base Road and Palm Valley Drive

SAPD responds to single vehicle crash on Medina Base Road. (KSAT)


The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the city’s Southwest Side Saturday.

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Saul Tejeda Valenzuela.

Valenzuela’s cause of death was determined to be blunt force injuries.


One person was killed in a crash on the city’s Southwest Side Saturday, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Medina Base Road and Palm Valley Drive.

Police say the 37-year-old driver failed to stay in a single lane as well as control his speed.

While driving through Palm Valley Drive, the driver lost control while speeding and crashed into a metal signal controller cabinet, SAPD said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

About the Authors:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.

Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.