SAN ANTONIO — A driver has passed away after crashing head on into an 18-wheeler, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.
The incident happened around 4:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 1604 at Applewhite Road on the city's far south side.
BCSO said an 18-wheeler hauling sand was driving east on 1604 while a small Mitsubishi vehicle was driving west. Authorities said the car crossed over the centerline and crashed into the 18-wheeler head on at highway speeds.
There was one man in the Mitsubishi; he passed away in the crash. The driver of the 18-wheeler is reportedly in stable condition.
At this time, it is unknown if intoxication was a factor. However, BCSO said "an odor of alcohol was present in the car."
The driver of the Mitsubishi has since been identified as 26-year-old Jacob Rivera.
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