Wife in shock after husband of 12 years killed on his way to work

Crash occurred just before 6:30 a.m. on San Pedro Ave. near Langton Dr.

SAN ANTONIO – A 63-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle while trying to cross a North Side street early Wednesday morning, San Antonio police said.

San Antonio police identified the man as James Peter Lee. 

The crash was reported just before 6:30 a.m. on San Pedro Avenue near Langton Drive, not far from Loop 410 and North Star Mall.

According to police, a woman in a Toyota Camry was driving southbound on San Pedro Avenue in the middle traffic lane when she struck Lee, who was not in a crosswalk when the crash occurred, police said.

The woman told police she did not see Lee because it was still dark at the time of the crash and that he crossed right in front of her.

Lee was suffering from life-threatening injuries when he was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he later died.

Lee's wife, Kaye Ashton, said she's still dealing with the news.

"It hasn't sunken in yet. I still got people to call, things to do," she said.

Lee's co-worker, Tracy Morriss, said she and Lee were hired to pass out flyers, which were seen scattered at the scene.

Morriss said she had just gotten off the bus to meet Lee in the morning when she learned what happened. 

"Saw the police car, saw the car, saw somone laying on the road. Didn't realise it was him," Morriss said. "It was dark, but his hat gave it away, his red hat on the road."

The woman, who was found not to be intoxicated, did stop to render aid and will not be charged, according to police.

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