Passenger ID’d in Christmas morning crash on Southeast Side, ME says

Police said driver was booked for intoxication manslaughter


The Bexar County Medical Examiners Office has identified the passenger who died in a Christmas morning crash.

The passenger was identified as 78-year-old Gilbert Garcia.

According to the ME, Garcia died of blunt force injuries from the accident.


One person was killed and one person was arrested following a crash on the Southeast Side overnight.

San Antonio police said the crash happened after midnight Sunday at W.W. White Road and East Southcross.

According to SAPD, a red SUV ran a red light and struck a sedan.

The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital in stable condition and a 78-year-old male passenger in the sedan died at the scene. The passenger’s name has not been released.

The driver of the SUV, a 42-year-old man, was detained at the scene.

Police said he was booked for intoxication manslaughter. His name has not been released.

The crash is under investigation.

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