UPDATE: Teen killed crossing highway ID'd as Highlands freshman

Student hit by semi truck dies

SAN ANTONIO -- A teen was killed after being hit by a big rig attempting to cross Interstate 10, says San Antonio police.

Family members have identified the victim to KENS 5 as Isaiah Cruz Ramirez, a 14-year-old freshman student at Highlands High School.

Around 8 a.m. Monday morning, SAPD received calls stating he was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of I-10 near Gevers Street.

A short time later, the Ramirez was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing the eastbound lanes. According to police, he made it across the westbound lanes and was seen standing on the concrete barrier dividing the interstate before trying to cross the eastbound lanes.

Ramirez was wearing a backpack. His family says that he might have missed his bus and was trying to get to school.

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