SAPD: Wrong way driver ejected, killed in overnight fiery crash on Interstate 10

A driver was ejected and killed after driving the wrong way and then crashing into a concrete divider on Interstate 10 near De Zavala Road, the San Antonio Police Department said.

According to SAPD, the driver of a white Mercedes-Benz SUV was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-10 just after 3 a.m. Friday morning. The driver then crashed head-on into a concrete divider set up in a construction zone on the highway, causing the vehicle to flip over and erupt into flames, the police said.

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The driver was ejected from the Mercedes-Benz and was later pronounced dead at the scene due to the injuries the driver suffered from the crash, SAPD said. The gender, age and identification of the driver were not released at this time.

The fiery crash temporarily shut down the southbound lanes on I-10 near the La Cantera Parkway exit, the San Antonio Fire Department said. The road was clear and open by 7:15 a.m.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre 

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