SAN ANTONIO- Police say a driver has been killed, and a woman hurt, in a wrong way crash.
The accident happened shortly after 4:00 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 35 near Fischer Road. Police received several calls about a wrong way driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 at Loop 410.
An Alamo Colleges Police Department officer who was traveling in northbound lanes of IH 35 south of Loop 410 met the wrong way driver and had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision. The office then turned around and turned on his emergency lights to try to get the wrong way driver of the car to stop and to alert any oncoming drivers. At that point, the officer said the wrong way driver traveling about 80 miles per hour.
Just south of Fischer Road, the wrong way driver met an 18 wheeler and swerved to avoid colliding with the big rig. The wrong way driver's car hit the railing of a bridge, rode on top of it, and then fell into the creek bed below. Both the driver and his female passenger were partially ejected, and the car caught on fire. The Alamo Colleges Police Department officer and another witness managed to pulled the passenger from the car, but the driver was trapped underneath it.
The car then became fully engulfed in flames, and the driver, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene.
The female passenger, identified as 21-year-old Annabel Moreno, was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
The accident is still under investigation.