UPDATE: SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A man killed when his 18-wheeler rolled off a downtown  highway Thursday has been identified as 62-year-old Jose Marquez Aguillon.

Police say he was westbound on the upper level of IH 10 near North Frio Thursday morning when he lost control of the big rig and started sliding backwards on the highway.  The 1997 Peterbilt slid across the main lanes of the highway towards the right side of the roadway and clipped a Honda Accord before striking the concrete retaining wall.   The 18-wheeler rolled over the retaining wall and fell, landing under the overpass near West Cypress and Camaron. The driver of the Honda was not hurt.



SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – An eighteen-wheeler has fallen off a highway in the downtown area.  Just before 7 this morning, the big rig was involved in an accident on Westbound IH 10 near Frio Street on what’s known as the Finesilver curve before plunging off the highway.

“The driver might have lost control before striking another vehicle and then possibly hydroplaning and flipping off the ramp,” said San Antonio police officer Alisia Pruneda.

18-wheeler plunges off IH 10 and lands upside down/11/7/2019/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Ruiz


The truck landed upside down under the overpass near Cameron and West Cypress and the driver was pronounced dead on the scene.  Chunks of concrete were missing from the barrier on the right side of the expressway.

The driver of the other car involved in the accident was not injured.

18-wheeler knocked out chunks of concrete on the side of IH 10 when it plunged off the highway Nov. 7, 2019/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Ruiz


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