Woman who was killed after car crashed into palm tree identified; 1 critically injured

Fatality caused big delays on I-35 near Broadway

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The medical examiner's office identified the woman killed in the crash as 41-year-old Leslie Juarez.


A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a crash Monday morning on Interstate 35 near Broadway.

"It looks like they left the roadway for an unknown reason, hit a palm tree head on," said Officer Carlos Ortiz, a spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department.

An off-duty police officer reported the crash around 7:30 a.m., Ortiz said.

The woman died at the scene and the man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition.

Police are trying to find out who the couple is and why the SUV left the interstate.

Ortiz said the couple were wearing their seatbelts.

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