Driver of 18-wheeler ejected, killed in crash on Interstate 10, police say
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. SAN ANTONIO – The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash on Interstate 10 on Thursday night, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. in the 8600 block of Interstate 10 East. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler was traveling westbound when he swerved to avoid a disabled black sport utility vehicle that was left abandoned on the shoulder of I-10 over FM 1516. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown out of the driver’s door on impact, police said.
18-wheeler carrying FedEx packages crashes on I-35 in Schertz, police say
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler carrying FedEx packages crashed on Interstate 35 early Thursday morning, Schertz police said. The crash happened around 4 a.m. on southbound I-35 near FM 1103. According to police, the big rig broke through a guardrail and landed on its side on the access road. Police said they will have to wait for FedEx to unload the packages before it can be placed upright, so the area will be closed for several hours. A tow truck driver at the scene said he saw the driver of the 18-wheeler being loaded into an ambulance.
Driver of 18-wheeler fails to navigate turn, damages bridge, police say
SAN ANTONIO – Emergency crews responded to a big rig that damaged a Loop 410 turnaround late Monday night, San Antonio police said. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. on a Loop 410 bridge near Fredericksburg Road. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler was unable to successfully take the turnaround and ended up with the trailer dangling over the bridge. Police said the back wheels hit the bridge, bending the rim of the vehicle. Texas Department of Transportation officials inspected the bridge and said the damage was simply cosmetic and that there was no structural damage.
2 lanes of I-35 reopen after 18-wheeler rollover near Laredo Street
SAN ANTONIO – Two lanes of Interstate 35 have reopened following an 18-wheeler rollover near Laredo Street early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said. According to police, the 18-wheeler originally blocked all lanes of the highway and traffic at one point was backed up to Southcross. The 18-wheeler was carrying 42,000 pounds of ceramic tiles, authorities said. For more information on traffic you can click here to view our traffic page on KSAT.com. To view more on the current weather conditions, click here.
Man found dead in 18-wheeler rollover crash had gunshot wound, police say
Man found dead in 18-wheeler rollover crash had gunshot wound, police sayPublished: August 25, 2020, 8:57 amA man is dead following an 18-wheeler rollover crash that is apparently part of an overnight murder in Comal County, San Antonio police said.
Man found dead in 18-wheeler rollover crash had gunshot wound, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A man is dead following an 18-wheeler rollover crash that is apparently part of an overnight murder in Comal County, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred on Austin Street at Casa Blanca, not far from Interstate 35. According to police, the driver of the 18-wheeler took a turn from Casa Blanca onto Austin Street too fast, and rolled the big rig onto its side. Police said the 45-year-old man inside the big rig had a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. She said she called 911 along the way, and at one point saw the big rig broadside a FedEx truck and keep going.
Witness: Big rig was erratic shortly before deadly crash near downtown
SAN ANTONIO A driver who had been watching a big rig as it traveled for miles along Interstate 35 shortly before it crashed near downtown described it as erratic.Molly Mogford said she began following the 18-wheeler near San Marcos early Tuesday after her own close encounter with it. One witness told KSAT 12 News she had followed the truck for miles on Interstate 35 before finding it overturned near downtown. They said other witnesses told them they saw a second man get out of the truck and run away. They said the medical examiner will determine whether he died as a result of the gunshot wound or the crash itself. What is even more unusual, police said, is that the big rig may have been involved in another murder overnight in Comal County.
18-wheeler crash leaves debris, cabbage on I-37 in South Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – One 18-wheeler crashed into the back of another 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes of Interstate 37 early Tuesday morning, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. on I-37, between Mathis Road and Hardy Road in South Bexar County. Deputies said large debris and some cabbage that is was hauling was left on the roadway. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the Bexar County Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Soda can tops scattered all over highway following 18-wheeler crash in SW Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 between Kinney Road and Shepherd Road were closed for a few hours following a 18-wheeler crash late Wednesday night, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred just after 11 p.m. in the 1500 block of Interstate 35 South. According to police, the 18-wheeler rolled after a tire blew out on the highway. The 18-wheeler was in the northbound lanes of the highway, but thousands of tops for soda cans were scattered all over the southbound lanes, police said. The southbound lanes between Kinney and Shepherd Road were closed for hours as emergency crews worked.
Eastbound lanes of I-10 near Graytown Road open again after 18-wheeler crash
SAN ANTONIO – Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Graytown Road have reopened following an 18-wheeler crash early Tuesday morning. Emergency crews responded to the crash around 7:30 a.m. According to SAPD, the eastbound lanes are open, but the westbound lanes of I-10 remain closed as a result of the crash. The San Antonio Fire Department tells KSAT12 that the chemical inside the truck is toulene, a colorless, water-insoluble liquid with a smell associated with paint thinners. At this time, it is not known how the crash occurred.
Section of Northbound I-35 frontage road closed due to 18-wheeler rollover in New Braunfels
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Commuters in the New Braunfels area should expect delays this afternoon, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. An 18-wheeler overturned on the Northbound I-35 frontage road, causing two lane closures between Walnut and Seguin Ave.No injuries were reported in relation to the overturned 18-wheeler police said. Delays are expected for the “next hour or so.”
18-wheeler loaded with 45,000 pounds of grapes latest to crash at Finesilver Curve
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler loaded with 45,000 pounds of grapes crashed on a notorious stretch of San Antonio highway early Friday morning, San Antonio police said. The crash occurred just after midnight on the Finsilver Curve right where southbound Interstate 35 North meets Interstate 10 West northbound. According to police, the 18-wheeler was not going the recommended speed limit and that caused its load to shift, overturning the trailer. Police said several officers were needed to shut down the ramp, which was closed for several hours. The driver did not suffer any injuries, police said.
18-wheeler crash shuts down part of South Side highway overnight
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler crash forced the shutdown of a stretch of San Antonio highway early Thursday morning. The accident occurred just before midnight Wednesday on Interstate 35 northbound between Somerset Road and Palo Alto Road on the city’s South Side. According to police, the 18-wheeler was headed for the access road when it jackknifed, nearly hitting someone. San Antonio police say the 18-wheeler has since been towed, but that the highway is still closed. Click the links below for current road closures.