Person hit, killed while changing tire on Interstate 10 on far Northwest Side

Crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Camp Bullis Road

SAN ANTONIO – A person fixing a flat on Interstate 10 on the Northwest Side was hit by a truck and killed on Saturday morning.

The crash happened at 6:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Camp Bullis Road.

San Antonio police said a Toyota pickup was towing another Toyota pickup and had stopped in the right main lane of the highway due to a flat.

There was no shoulder lane in the area, and the road was dark as the street lights were off, police said.

The victim was trying to fix a flat tire on the right side of the Toyota, near the concrete barrier, when a Ford F150 traveling in the same lane approached.

The driver of the Ford F150 told police he saw the trucks’ flashers but couldn’t move left, as there was a vehicle in that lane.

He said he swerved to the right to avoid hitting the trucks but didn’t see the victim changing the tire.

The truck then hit the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The person has not been identified.

The case is under investigation.

Eastbound lanes of I-10 are closed at Camp Bullis. (KSAT)

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