Driver detained after rollover crash on I-37, police say
SAN ANTONIO – A man in his 30s was detained on suspicion of DWI following a rollover crash on the city’s South Side, San Antonio police said. The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. on Interstate 37 near Southton Road. According to police, the driver claimed to be avoiding a vehicle just before he rolled his truck into some nearby trees. Police said the man will be taken into custody on suspicion of DWI. There were no reports of injuries.
City crews clear another downtown homeless camp within the same week
SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio dismantled another downtown homeless camp Friday at Main Street and I-35, just two days after they cleared out a camp at Brooklyn Avenue and I-37. “We’ll leave a camp in place if there’s no health or safety concern. Outreach crews from the city and its partners had been by the camp several times in the previous weeks, Steck said, offering assistance connecting with various services. Steck said out of everyone in the camp, three people accepted help with getting shelter services. RELATED: Homeless encampment will stay outside councilman’s office as city continues outreach efforts
1 dead in single vehicle crash in South Bexar County, BCSO says
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – One person is dead following a vehicle crash in South Bexar County early Monday morning, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash happened around midnight in the 3300 block of Hardy Road, not far from Campbellton Road and Interstate 37. According to deputies, the single-vehicle wreck started close to I-37 but ended up closer to Campbellton Road. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, not much information is known about the crash.
Vigil held for driver who died in fiery crash on I-37 in South Bexar County
Community members gathered to support the family of Robert Moore, who died in a crash on I-37 last week, by holding a vigil. Moore, 53, was driving a semi-truck when it drifted off of I-37 near Loop 1604 last week before it burst into flames. On Thursday, community members gathered to remember Moore and offer support for his family and friends. The group also sent off balloons as a final goodbye. RELATED: Authorities ID driver of 18-wheeler who died in fiery crash on I-37 in South Bexar County
Driver of 18-wheeler killed in fiery crash on South Side, police say
SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler carrying molasses went off I-37 and crashed onto Loop 1604 just before going into an embankment and bursting into flames, killing the driver, San Antonio police said. Police said the big rig flew off the overpass onto Loop 1604 where it landed in the center lane of eastbound Loop 1604. The driver of the 18-wheeler was killed in the crash, burned beyond recognition. The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call. I-37, Loo9 1604 fatal 18-wheeler crash image.
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.
SAPD: Driver crashes BMW on I-37 while trying to pass slower cars, lanes reopen
SAN ANTONIO – One man has been hospitalized following a major car crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 37 at Fair Ave Thursday morning. San Antonio police officers said a man was driving a BMW car at a high rate of speed and passing slower vehicles on the highway around 9:20 a.m. The driver swerved to the left to avoid a vehicle, overcorrected to the right and hit a concrete wall. The driver, in his 30s, was ejected from his vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt, police said. The northbound lanes on the highway have since reopened.
Drivers take watermelon after 18-wheeler carrying 75K pounds of fruit crashes
SAN ANTONIO – Police say drivers took advantage of a crash to steal watermelon from an 18-wheeler that was on its side. The rollover happened Tuesday evening near I-37 and the Loop 410 exit. Police said the 18-wheeler was carrying 75,000 pounds of watermelon when the driver lost control. Drivers stopped to take watermelon before getting away, officials said. The exit to Loop 410 was closed as crews cleaned up the mess left behind.
Highway reopens after 18-wheeler crash, cargo spill on I-37
Emergency crews worked overnight to cleanup spilled cargo following an 18-wheeler crash on I-37 late Thursday night. The crash occurred around 10:45 p.m. near Loop 1604. The overturned trailer was loaded with cases of non-perishable type food, headed for restaurants, officials said. The highway was shut down as crews worked to upright the truck. Officials opened the highway just before 7 a.m.
Fuel spill shuts down lanes of I-37 near S. New Braunfels Ave.
SAN ANTONIO - A fuel spill shut down the northbound lanes of I-37 near South New Braunfels Avenue early Monday morning. According to the San Antonio Fire Department, a truck "bottomed out" and spilled the oil just before 6 a.m. The truck that spilled the oil eventually stopped near Fair Avenue, but traffic is backed up as a result of the spill. The onramp at South New Braunfels is shut down and police are keeping cars out of the right lane of the highway. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.
Good Samaritans met with threats while trying to help truck driver involved in crash
SAN ANTONIO - Drivers who pulled over to help after a semitruck struck a guardrail on the Southeast Side were met with threats from the driver, police said. Witnesses told police the driver of the truck claimed to have a gun and threatened to shoot. An officer tried to get to the driver, but the driver put the truck in gear and tried to get away. An officer used a stun gun on the driver. They said the driver is facing a charge for resisting arrest but more charges could be added.
Man killed in officer-involved shooting after threatening to jump off overpass identified
SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: The Medical Examiner's Office identifed the man killed in the officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning as 35-year-old Tomas Hernandez. (Previously)A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in downtown San Antonio. A SAPD helicopter pilot identified what appeared to be a gun in the man's waistband and informed officers on the ground, McManus said. When the man reached for the weapon, four officers opened fire, McManus said. They hit him in the upper torso, and I think once in the upper leg," McManus said.
Man Who Threatened to Jump Off San Antonio Highway Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting
click to enlarge ShutterstockA man in his 30s was killed in an officer-involved shooting this morning after threatening to jump off of a ledge on I-37 near Carolina Road.San Antonio Police Chief William McManus stated in a press conference that the department received a call about a jumper on the highway about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found the man on the ledge.Negotiators were called onto the scene and got the man off of the ledge, but backed off after SAPD helicopters relayed information that a weapon was spotted in the man's waistband.The man reportedly drew the weapon toward the officers, which they believed was a gun. Officers fired, hitting the man several times in the torso and once in the leg . He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead around 9:45 a.m.The weapon held by the man was reported as a knife with a gun grip handle.The incident caused traffic in the area throughout the morning, as all five lanes of I-37 southbound is still closed as of press time as police investigate. I-37 northbound is still open.The officers involved in the shooting will remain on administrative duty until an internal investigation is completed.This is the 13th officer-involved shooting for SAPD this year.sacurrent.com