SAPD officers involved in deadly pedestrian crash

Car carrying 2 sergeants hit man on busy highway

By Katrina Webber - Crime Fighters Reporter, Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are investigating a deadly pedestrian accident which they say involved one of their own officers, a police sergeant who was behind the wheel.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on southbound Interstate 35 near the AT&T Center Parkway exit.

Police say the man who was hit had darted onto the highway.

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He was hit by the patrol car, which actually was carrying two sergeants who were on their coffee break at the time, police said. The sergeant driving will be placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

Investigators believe there may have been two other cars that also hit the man but they did not stop. The two vehicles were described as an unknown color sedan and possibly a maroon sport utility vehicle.

The drivers of both of the vehicles that struck the victim will face charges for failure to stop and render aid when identified, police said.

The man who was killed was said to be between 25 and 30 years old. Police did not release his name right away pending notification to next of kin. 

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