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Man dies after crashing into tree near Toyota plant

He had just finished a 12-hour shift and was driving home after work when he crashed into a tree.

SAN ANTONIO — A man dies after crashing into a tree near the Toyota Plant on the south side Thursday morning, according to SAPD.

Around 7:19 a.m., a call came in for a report of a single vehicle crash on South Zarzamora. A worker found the crashed vehicle and called police. When police and firefighters arrived, they found a car crashed into a tree, with a single occupant inside. 

The man, who was in his 40s, died at the scene. Sergeant Garay said the man worked at the Toyota Plant nearby. He had just finished a 12-hour shift and was driving home after work when he crashed into a tree.

The man who died in the crash wasn't a Toyota employee but one of their suppliers, according to Luisa Casso, Manager at Toyota.  

"We extend our deepest sympathy to the victim’s family and friends," Casso says.

Police believe that he may have been driving at a high rate of speed, causing him to lose control and crash into the tree.

Fatigue may have also been a factor, according to police. There was no indication of illegal activity.

His identification is pending due to notification of next of kin.

Traffic is currently be re-routed on Northbound Zarzamora while the crash in investigated.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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