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Deadly crash victim identified in wreck involving tractor trailer and two vehicles

The 18-wheeler driver told investigators that the brakes failed and he was unable to stop for the red light. A 31-year-old man died on the scene.
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SAN ANTONIO — The person who died in a crash on the city's northeast side Tuesday afternoon has been identified - and police have released information about what may have caused the crash, too.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, Simon Daniel Spectre, 31, died in a wreck involving a tractor trailer and two other vehicles along the access road to I-35 near Thousand Oaks Drive around 3:30 p.m.

Police said the 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on the access road. The driver told investigators that the brakes failed and he was unable to stop for the red light at Thousand Oaks Drive.

Spectre was traveling westbound on Thousand Oaks Drive through the intersection in a Honda Civic when he was struck by the 18-wheeler, police said.

The Honda was pushed into a Honda Fit that was traveling eastbound. The driver of that car was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center by EMS with critical injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.