Victim killed in West Side crash ID'd; 4 injured, 1 arrested

Crash reported around 2 a.m. Friday on Loop 1604, Highway 151

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Updated at 11:11 a.m.:

The victim killed in the crash was identified as Mario Velasquez-Palau, 22.

Original story:

One person is dead and another person has been arrested following a vehicle crash on the city's far West Side overnight, San Antonio police said Friday.

The crash was reported around 2 a.m. on the access road of Loop 1604 westbound near Highway 151. 

According to police, a Ford Expedition lost control, jumped a curb and struck the driver-side door of a white Chevy Malibu. 

Police said there were five people inside the Chevy Malibu at the time of the accident. The driver of the Chevy Malibu, Mario Velasquez Palau, died at the scene.

The four passengers from inside the vehicle were taken to University Hospital, with two sustaining serious bodily injury and a third in critical condition. 

Police said the unnamed driver of the Ford Expedition was assessed for a DWI and found to be intoxicated. That person will now be charged with intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault, police said.

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