Van fails to yield onto highway, causes 18-wheeler to rollover, police say

Crash happened around midnight on I-35 near Fischer Road

SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler rollover crash closed down part of a highway on the city’s Southwest Side overnight, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around midnight on Interstate 35, near Fischer Road.

According to police, a van had failed to yield while entering the highway and caused an 18-wheeler to react and rollover.

Police said both vehicles ended up off the highway on the access road and a nearby grassy median.

A preliminary police report states the driver told officers he was traveling northbound on I-35 when he lost control of the vehicle due to the weather and collided with a guardrail, coming to a stop at the I-35 overpass bridge.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.

The driver of the van was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, with “minor injuries”.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, HERO and EMS all responded to the call.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

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