SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A wrong-way driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with two fatal wrecks on Christmas Eve in San Antonio’s South Side.
The first deadly crash occurred around 2:45 Thursday morning on Loop 410 near Moursund Road when the driver of a Mazda swerved to avoid hitting the wrong-way vehicle and slammed into the back of an eighteen wheeler. The driver of the Mazda was killed.
Police say the wrong-way driver kept going eastbound in the westbound lanes, causing two more accidents on Loop 410. One of the vehicles overturned, killing the individual behind the wheel. The victim is identified as 33-year-old Jay Simon Mejia.
The wrong-way driver and his passenger got out of their vehicle before it burst into flames. They were taken to a hospital. Police say the drunk driver was booked by proxy and charged with intoxication manslaughter.