Man killed after being hit by several cars on Loop 410 identified

Morning rush hour fatality reported at Loop 410 near Broadway

UPDATE:

SAN ANTONIO – The man who police said was killed after he was hit by several cars on Loop 410 near Broadway has now been identified.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man Friday as Phillip Garippo, 26.

Police said Garippo was killed after he acted very erratically when he ran across the eastbound lanes of the highway.

Garippo was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.   

ORIGINAL STORY:

A shirtless man who police said was "acting very erratic" was killed after he was hit by several cars during morning rush hour Thursday on the city's North Side.

Police said up to five vehicles hit the man when he ran across the eastbound lanes of Loop 410 near Broadway around 6:30 a.m.

"He was killed instantly," said Sgt. Ramiro Juarez-Ramos, of the San Antonio Police Department.

The fatality caused bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours.

"At any hour, it's dangerous to cross (the highway). But when you're doing it at 6 o'clock in the morning, when it's dark out here -- people are getting to work, and the last thing they expect to see on the highway when they're trying to wake up is somebody standing in the middle of the lanes," Juarez-Ramos said.

Police don't know why the man ran across the highway.


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Alicia Barrera is a KSAT 12 News reporter and anchor. She is also a co-host of the streaming show KSAT News Now. Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American, fluent in both Spanish and English with a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She enjoys reading books, traveling solo across Mexico and spending time with family.