Father accused of leaving daughter at the scene of rollover crash

SAN ANTONIO - New details on the father who police say left his five-year-old child abandoned in a wrecked vehicle after they flipped off of a north-side overpass.

Jose Wilbur Orellana, 38, is facing felony charges.

San Antonio police said around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the Orellana was driving a pickup truck when he attempted to turn onto the Blanco Road overpass from the westbound lanes of Highway 1604.

The turn was too wide and the pickup truck fell through the gap down onto the main lanes of 1604.

Orellana reportedly took off and left the child trapped inside.

Police say the girl’s mother was following in another vehicle and called emergency crews. The girl was rescued from the truck and taken to University Hospital. Crews say she had a broken leg and should recover.
 

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