2 LEOs wounded, 1 woman dead after pickup truck plows into crash scene

A pickup truck crashed into a vehicle that was involved in another accident, hitting four people

Chris Quinn
San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A woman is dead and four people injured, including two police officers, when a pickup truck crashed into the scene of a separate traffic accident Sunday morning on the North Side, according to San Antonio police.

Police at the scene say officers from the Castle Hills Police Department were working a traffic accident about 3:30 a.m. on Loop 410 near Honeysuckle Lane when a pickup truck crashed into a police cruiser.

To avoid getting hit, an officer standing in front of that police cruiser jumped over the wall along the highway and fell down onto the frontage road below, police said.

The pickup then crashed into a vehicle that was involved in the original accident. Four people, including a second Castle Hills police officer, were near that vehicle when the pickup plowed into it.

A woman standing near the vehicle that was struck by the pickup was also hit by the pickup and died as a result of her injuries, according to police.

Police say two men and the second officer either jumped over the wall or were struck by the pickup and thrown over the wall and down onto the frontage road.

All four were taken to University Hospital where two men in critical, according to police.

One of the officers remains in the hospital with non-threatening injuries while the other officer was treated and released, officials say.

The driver of the pickup is facing multiple charges and results of the driver's sobriety test are pending, police said.


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