Driver killed after speeding, crashing into truck, has been ID'd

Driver identified as Octavio Bernal, 42


The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the driver who deputies say was speeding when he crashed into a parked pickup truck and died late Tuesday night.

He was identified as 42-year-old Octavio Bernal.

Deputies said Bernal was traveling at a high rate of speed when the vehicle he was driving jumped the curb in 23000 block of Bulverde Road and crashed into the parked truck.

The crash remains under investigation.


A driver in his 40s is dead following a vehicle crash on the city's far North Side late Tuesday night, the Bexar County Sheriff's office said.

The crash occurred just before midnight in the 23000 block of Bulverde Road, not far from TPC Parkway and Johnson High School.

According to deputies, the man was driving at a high rate of speed when the vehicle jumped the curb in front of the Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department and crashed into a parked pickup truck.

Deputies said firefighters pulled the man out of the vehicle, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

At this time, it is unclear as to exactly why the man lost control of the vehicle. The driver's name was not released pending notification to next of kin.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office, the Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department and EMS crews all answered the call.