Medical examiner IDs driver killed after crashing pickup truck into light pole on West Side

Thursday, Aug. 11 Update:

A man killed in a crash on the city’s West Side last weekend has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rogelio Valenzuela, 18, died from his injuries after San Antonio police said he was ejected from his pickup truck after crashing it into a light pole in the 7100 block of US Highway 90 West.

No other vehicles were involved, and no criminal charges are pending. The cause of the crash is unknown.


A driver is dead after being ejected from their pickup truck after crashing into a light pole on the West Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 7100 block of US Highway 90 West.

Police said a driver was traveling in a Chevrolet Silverado heading eastbound on the Hwy 90 access road when it went off the roadway and into a grassy embankment.

The pickup truck then crashed into a light pole and the driver was ejected, according to SAPD. The truck then landed on top of the driver before it went up in flames.

Firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire. The driver died at the scene.

No criminal charges are pending and no other vehicles were involved. The investigation continues.

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