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Driver killed in crash with 18-wheeler identified

Police say victim is Gerardo Martinez Ortiz, 51

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department has identified the man killed in a truck crash with an 18-wheeler on the Northeast Side Monday night.

The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. on I-10 West near Loop 1604.

According to police, Gerardo Martinez Ortiz, 51, died after the truck he was driving was hit by an 18-wheeler that could not slow in time.

The 18-wheeler ended up hitting the truck ahead of it, pushing it into the back of another vehicle.

Martinez Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger inside the vehicle was taken to an area hospital.

It’s unclear if charges will be filed as a result of the crash.

Several westbound lanes of I-10 were closed as the investigation continued.


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