Person exiting car after minor highway crash hit, killed by pickup

Pickup driver unable to see person in the dark, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating what they say appears to be a horrible accident, a person hit and killed by a pickup moments after they were involved in an unrelated crash.

Both of the incidents happened around 5 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 35 near Division Avenue.

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According to officers at the scene, the victim was traveling north on the highway when they became involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler near the Division exit ramp.

They say the victim and the big rig driver both got out of their vehicles to exchange information.

Police and paramedics surround the scene where they found the body of the woman along the Interstate 35 access road near Division Avenue. (KSAT 12 News)

Moments later, police say, a pickup came along and hit the person, knocking them onto the access road.

The person died at the scene.

It did not appear that anyone else was hurt.

Police say the pickup driver showed no signs of impairment. They say he told officers he did not see the person on the dark stretch of highway.

Officers at the scene told reporters the victim was a woman, but the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the victim as 35-year-old Christopher Gray.

About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.