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Driver killed in South Side crash likely fell asleep at the wheel, police say

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a driver who was killed in a crash on the South Side early Wednesday morning most likely fell asleep at the wheel.

They say a person who was leaving work at the close by Toyota plant simply after 6:30 a.m. observed the wreckage alongside S. Zarzamora close to Hunters Pond and referred to as 911.

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That particular person later advised officers he acknowledged the automotive as belonging to considered one of his co-workers.

“They had just finished their work shift. We believe they have a 12-hour work shift, and (were) just heading home at the end of the day,” mentioned Sgt. Jose Garay, with the San Antonio Police Department.

Firefighters labored to chop the driver out of the automotive, nevertheless it was too late. He died from his accidents. (KSAT 12 News)

When officers discovered the automotive, it was almost wrapped round a tree.

They say it doesn’t seem every other autos had been concerned, that the driver merely lost management and left the roadway.

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“We suspect that he might have been just tired, just tired at the end of his shift. Just going home. That’s it,” Garay mentioned.

Firefighters used instruments in an try to chop the driver free from the wreckage.

Still, there was nothing anybody may do to save lots of him.

At final test, police had been nonetheless working to inform the man’s household, however they say he was 39 years outdated.

While they investigated the crash, police shut down the northbound aspect of S. Zarzamora in that space for at least two hours.

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