SAN ANTONIO -- Two men are demanding answers after a trail ride ended in tragedy. A horse died and two men were injured after a driver who collided with them at 7:15 a.m. Saturday in southwest Bexar County.
Ozzy Chavez says his two-year-old horse named Storm died Monday after the crash. He suffered three broken ribs in the crash. Chavez and his friend Steven Antu had just started their ride along the IH 35 access road, near Buck Road. They say they saw the car miss the stop sign on Buck Road, miss the turn and go careening into the median between the access road and IH 35. The car then over-corrected and drove out-of-control into the men and their horses. The back of Chavez' horse was clipped first.
"As I was flying off, I saw Stevie get hit head-on on my horse. He fell on the car. My horse was on the windshield. He never let off the gas," Chavez said.
The car stopped temporarily down the road but took off. Chavez was borrowing his neighbor's horse and said the animal was not hurt. Antu blacked out but did not suffer any serious injuries. Now the men are trying to find the driver.
"I don't know how he could do it, hitting two horses and two guys and taking off. He's gotta have no heart," Chavez said.
The men said the car appeared to be a dark colored, older model vehicle like a Honda Civic. The car had serious windshield damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call the Bexar County Sheriff's Office tip line at (210) 335-TIPS.