Man who drove vehicle into pond at West Side park identified by Bexar County medical examiner

Robert Bambic, 68, died after he drove into pond at Stablewood Farms Park

San Antonio Police Department patrol car. (ksat)

SAN ANTONIO – A man who San Antonio police say drove his vehicle into a West Side pond and died has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities said Robert Bambic, 68, died early Thursday morning at Stablewood Farms Park in the 3900 block of Crooked Trail, not far from Highway 90 and Loop 410 and near JBSA-Lackland. His cause and manner of death are pending.

According to police, Bambic was driving a Volvo S90 along a gravel walking trail on the northwest side of the pond at the park at around 3:30 a.m. For an unknown reason, he drove into the pond and the vehicle became submerged.

The man was pulled from the vehicle by officers and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police could not say exactly why the man drove into the pond.

This case remains under investigation.

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