SAN ANTONIO, TX – Locals were left shocked after a bizarre shooting and truck crash left a man and a woman dead the morning on August 25.
The incident began early Tuesday when local police received responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident on I-35 near the Walmart Distribution Center. The response team found inside a black Ford Expedition a 33-year-old woman from Austin who was deceased. The woman reportedly died from a gunshot wound.
Simultaneously, a second response team was called to a TA Truck Stop near I-35, following a report of shots being fired. Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that an 18-wheeler left the stop following several gunshots being fired.
Forty-five minutes later, police responded to a report of a truck behaving erratically on I-35. By the time the response team located the truck, it had already rolled over on an intersection near I-35.
Police report says the truck was trying to take a turn from Casa Blanca onto Austin Street at high speed, which is why it rolled over. Inside the truck, police found a 45-year-old-man with a fatal gunshot wound. The unidentified man was reported dead at the scene, and his identity has not yet been disclosed.
Eyewitnesses at the scene where the truck rolled over told police that a second male person fled from inside the truck following the accident. It is not yet certain whether the deceased 45-year-old man was the truck driver or a passenger.
Additional eyewitness reports for local KSAT say that the truck was driving all over the highway, with several near misses and hit a FedEx truck broadside, and fled the scene. A woman eyewitness followed the truck, which, after hitting the truck, ran two red lights and rolled over.
Official police report says that both incidents are related, and are working on the case.
New Braunfels Police Department has given an official statement on their website:
“On today’s date (08-25-20), at approximately 2:50am, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department, along with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a report of a single vehicle accident in the 3900 block of I-35 North near the Walmart Distribution Center. First responders arrived and found a black Ford Expedition parked on the shoulder of the highway. Inside the vehicle was a female passenger that appeared to have been shot and was deceased. The identification of the victim, a 33-year old female from Austin, is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
As officers were responding to the above incident, additional officers were called to the TA Truck Stop in the 4800 block of I-35 North for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and eyewitnesses reported that hearing a number of gunshots just before an 18-wheeler left the truck stop parking lot at a high rate of speed. Officers searched for the vehicle, and for any signs of a shooting, but were unable to locate either.
Approximately 45 minutes later, the truck, which was reportedly driving erratically on I-35, crashed in the downtown San Antonio area and the driver of the truck fled the scene on foot. The San Antonio Police Department is currently investigating the death of the male found inside the cab of the 18-wheeler and they currently have a suspect in custody.
The New Braunfels Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of the female and, at this time, that investigation is being classified as a homicide. An autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace for Pct. 3 Mike Rust. New Braunfels Police and Comal County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with San Antonio Police and other surrounding agencies on this ongoing investigation.”