SAN ANTONIO – A four-car crash killed one driver and left another in critical condition.
It happened around 5 a.m. Saturday on the eastbound lanes of Loop 1604 at the Highway 281 interchange.
The Medical Examiner identifies the man who died as 48-year-old John Mark Rubalcava.
Officers described a complicated timeline of the accidents.
Officers say Rubalcava was driving a brown car and rear-ended a black car.
The second car ended up in a ditch, but the driver was okay and got out of the vehicle to check on Rubalcava.
While the second driver was on foot, a third car hit him.
Somehow, a fourth vehicle got involved and rear-ended the third vehicle. The drivers of the third and fourth vehicles are okay.
The second driver, the pedestrian, is now in critical condition at University Hospital.
Rubalcava was dead by the time emergency crews arrived.
Officers don’t know what caused the fatal accident. It was not raining and construction crews were not working that early in the morning.
Traffic was shut down on several lanes of the busy intersection for about six hours.