SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers to slow down, pay attention, and drive safely after three people were killed in crashes within a 24-hour period.
The first fatality was reported Saturday around 6:45 p.m., when a woman driving in the 10000 block of Caspian Bend in northwest Bexar County struck a toddler who darted across the road, BCSO officials said. The toddler's parents transported him to Christa Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital, but he didn't survive, officials said.
Sheriff's deputies said Milagro Cabrera, 44, had just turned onto the 7400 block of Walzem Road around 9:15 p.m., when a pickup truck driven by Hunter Gage Carver crashed into her car.
Carver jumped out of his truck and ran from the crash site, but deputies later caught him at a store in the 7000 block of Walzem Road and arrested him, officials said.
Hughes said Cabrera's teenage daughter was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The third fatality was reported around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, when a man apparently lost control of his car and crashed into a tree in the 3600 block of Lone Star Parkway, sheriff's officials said.
Investigators are trying to determine if speed was a factor in the crash.
(Updated Tuesday at 12:49 p.m.: The victim was identified as Saul Rios, 20.)