Man killed in south Bexar County crash identified

Crash occurred just before 3 a.m. near Highway 281, Loop 1604

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer, Alicia Barrera - Multimedia Journalist

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - UPDATE: The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the driver who was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning in south Bexar County.

The driver was identified as Christopher Lopez, 38.

Officials did not provide an update on the passenger's condition.

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One person is dead and another was hospitalized after a vehicle crash happened in south Bexar County overnight, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

The crash occurred just before 3 a.m. near Highway 281 and Loop 1604.

According to deputies, the driver struck a barricade, causing the vehicle to roll onto its side and eject the driver. The front passenger was pinned inside the vehicle as a result of the crash.

Investigators believe speeding may have been a factor in the fatal crash.

"Preliminarily, it appears that the driver was ejected upon impact here into this jersey barrier, at which point the vehicle continued to roll down (Highway) 281," said Deputy Johnny Garcia, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger, who is believed to be 64 years old, was taken to an area hospital, where officials said he is in stable condition. The identities of the driver and passenger have not been released by officials.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and emergency medical services crews both answered the call.

Deputies said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Thursday morning's crash is the second to have happened on Loop 1604 within a week. The Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to be extra cautious, especially when driving through construction zones.

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