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Driver was intoxicated, speeding during overnight crash that killed passenger, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A 27-year-old man who was driving a automotive on the time of a lethal crash on the town’s West Side was intoxicated and speeding, in line with San Antonio police.

Officers instantly performed a sobriety check on that man after officers chased him down when he tried to run from the scene, a police report says.

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The driver, whose identify has not been launched but, was taken into custody to face a cost of intoxication manslaughter.

Police say his passenger, recognized as Joe Angel Palacios, 26, was pinned contained in the automotive after the crash, which occurred shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters needed to minimize by the metallic to free him.

Palacios was taken to a hospital the place he died.

A report says the motive force was touring at a excessive rate of pace when he lost management and hit a utility pole within the 5600 block of W. Commerce.

“According to a witness, this vehicle was coming down 36th Street, making a left on Commerce and coming really fast,” mentioned Joe Reyes, who was sleeping at his residence close by.

Reyes woke as much as the commotion later, probably not certain at first what was taking place.

“I saw the flashing lights in the window and I was wondering what it was,” he mentioned. “The car was, pretty much, just cut in half.”

The affect cut up the utility pole in two.

Crews with CPS Energy spent hours making repairs and changing the broken pole.

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