Fatal hit-and-run on NE Side may have been intentional, investigators say

Officers were called around 4 a.m. to intersection of Weidner Rd., Leonhardt Rd.

One person is dead after a hit-and-run on the Northeast Side early Wednesday morning and it may have been done on purpose, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – One person is dead after a hit-and-run on the Northeast Side early Wednesday morning and it may have been done on purpose, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called just after 4 a.m. to the intersection of Weidner Road and Leonhardt Road after a passerby found the victim lying on the side of the road. 

According to police, the victim was struck by a vehicle and dragged, and the driver then fled the area. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say the person "may have been there a while."

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A driver passing by called police thinking it was an injured person. Investigators say the scene does not look like a regular hit-and-run, and that it may have been intentionally done. Homicide investigators have since been called out.

So far, police have not released a description of the vehicle or a possible suspect. No arrests have been made.

Police said the investigation into the death is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.


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