SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A street race on San Antonio’s northwest side ends with an innocent driver being killed in a crash late Wednesday night.
San Antonio police say a BMW driven by a 22-year-old man and a Mercedes driven by an 18-year-old man were racing side-by-side going eastbound on Prue Road at around 11:45 p.m.
The Mercedes moved in front of the BMW as they approached Kyle Seale Parkway as the road narrows to a single lane in each direction.
The BMW then moved into the oncoming lane to pass the Mercedes while driving up a hill. A Nissan came from the other direction — traveling in the appropriate lane in the correct direction. The BMW tried to swerve to the right at the last minute, but collided with the Nissan head-on, causing both to spin.
The Nissan ended up in a ditch. The BMW went through a ditch, hit a fire hydrant, and then came to a stop.
The Nissan driver was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The BMW driver was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. Police say that driver, yet to be publicly identified, had alcohol in his system.
The Mercedes driver returned to the scene and gave police a statement.
The Mercedes driver was arrested and will be facing street racing and manslaughter charges. The BMW driver will face charges for street racing, manslaughter, and intoxication manslaughter.