1 killed, 2 injured in crash involving 18-wheeler, tow truck

Accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on I-35 near Somerset Rd

SAN ANTONIO – UPDATE: The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man killed as 44-year-old Kevin Flye.

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One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a tow truck on the city's South Side.

The crash was reported around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 35 near Somerset Road.

"Apparently, this heavy duty tow truck was slowing down for a work convoy, when a driver of a semi towing a trailer rear-ended this heavy duty tow truck, thus practically landing on top of the cab," said Officer Carlos Ortiz of the San Antonio Police Department.

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The tow truck passenger was crushed to death, Ortiz said. The injured victims were taken to hospitals. Their conditions were not available.

Crews clearing the scene said there were no skid marks at the scene.

The southbound lanes of interstate were closed until around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.