Charges upgraded for suspect in deadly hit-and-run on Northwest Side

Victim identified as 60-year-old Ricardo Vasquez

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - UPDATE: A blood draw warrant revealed new details in the case that left one person dead on the city's Northwest Side after a hit-and-run crash late Sunday night.

Police said the suspect, 21-year-old Osis Alonso Rodriguez, admitted to taking two pills for back pain and drinking a large beer before the fatal wreck.

Rodriguez's charges have since been upgraded. He's charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. 

The blood draw warrant said witnesses saw the suspect throwing up near his truck before driving off and swerving on the roadway. A witness was able to give a description of the truck, along with a license plate number.

Investigators said Rodriguez then hit a man near Callaghan and Muirfield, just blocks away from Babcock.

The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Ricardo Vasquez. 

Officers tracked down Rodriguez at his apartment and noted that he smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. His truck had damage, which police say was evidence of the hit-and-run.

Police said Rodriguez's eyes were also red because he had been pepper-sprayed at a bar for harassing a waitress. 


One person is dead and another in police custody following a hit-and-run-crash on the city's Northwest Side late Sunday night, San Antonio police said.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Callaghan Road, not far from Babcock Road and Loop 410.

According to police, the man crossing the street was struck by a car that was seen swerving in the road. SAPD and emergency crews said the individual hit died at the scene.

San Antonio police have charged Osis Alonso Rodriguez, 21, with failing to stop and render aid as well as driving while intoxicated in connection to the crash.

Police however have not yet identified the man killed pending notification to next of kin. Their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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

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