Driver, 4-year-old child killed in crash involving train on South Side, SAPD says

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 13500 block of IH 37

SAPD responds to train crash in the 13500 block of IH 37. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A four-year-old child and a 35-year-old driver were killed after their vehicle was hit by a passing train on the South Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 13500 block of IH-37.

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Police said they received reports of an SUV traveling northbound all over the road, causing other vehicles to pull off of the street and onto the shoulder.

Authorities then received another report, notifying them of a crash.

The SUV reportedly drove through a grassy area and off of the bridge. The vehicle then came to a stop on the railroad tracks, where it was later hit by a passing train.

Police said the driver, 35-year-old Andre Miles Romo, and the passenger, a child, were pronounced dead at the scene. They died from blunt force trauma, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner.

The crash investigation continues.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.