Man killed while crossing highway in southeast Bexar County identified by medical examiner’s office

Police said the man was wearing dark clothing and not utilizing a crosswalk

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SAN ANTONIOUPDATE (8:45 a.m. Monday): The name of a person who was hit by a vehicle while crossing Highway 181 in southeast Bexar County has been released.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified him as Jose Roberto Gonzales, 70.

ORIGINAL: A man was struck and killed after attempting to cross the highway in southeast Bexar County late Friday night.

Around 9 p.m., the unidentified man, 70, was walking across Highway 181 near a convenience store when a vehicle traveling eastbound struck him, SAPD said.

The driver of the vehicle — who police say did not see the man due to his dark clothing — attempted to swerve and avoid hitting him.

Police said the driver stopped and tried to aid the man; however, he was pronounced dead by the medical examiner.

SAPD determined the man did not use a crosswalk.

The driver was evaluated for DWI but determined not to be intoxicated or impaired. They will not be facing any criminal charges, SAPD said.

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