Dump truck crashes into building on East Side; driver killed

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor, Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - A dump truck crashed into a building Tuesday afternoon on the city's East Side, killing the driver, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said.

Hood said the dump truck was traveling on Interstate 10 East near W.W. White Road around 2 p.m., when it blew a tire, clipped a tree, plowed into two parked vehicles and into the offices of a trucking terminal.

After crashing into the building, six feet of cinder block landed on top of the dump truck, Hood said. Firefighters took about an hour to remove the cinder blocks and found no sign of life on the driver. No other injuries were reported.

"I've seen some pretty bad motor vehicle/structure crashes. That truck just knifed through (the building) like butter," Hood said.

The driver is believed to be in his 50s.

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