Multiple People Dead Following Truck Stop Shootout and Big Rig Crash
San Antonio, TX – Multiple people are dead following an early morning shootout at a truck stop and a big rig crash.
According to the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD), a deadly scene unfolded in the early morning hours on Tuesday leaving at least two people dead.
NBPD said officers responded to a report of a single vehicle accident in the 3900 block of I-35 North near the Walmart Distribution Center at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday.
First responders arrived and discovered a black Ford Expedition parked on the shoulder of the highway.
A 33-year-old female passenger, from Austin, was found inside deceased from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
At the same time, officers were called to a TravelCenters of America (TA) located at 4817 I-35 North in New Braunfels after reports of shots fired.
Witnesses told investigators they heard a number of gunshots before a big rig left the truck stop at a high rate of speed.
Officers began searching for the tractor-trailer, but were unable to immediately locate it.
However, approximately 45 minutes later, police received reports of a big rig operating erratically along Interstate 35 in the downtown San Antonio area.
According to multiple local news outlets, police discovered the rig suspected in the TA shooting overturned near the intersection of Casa Blanca and Austin Street, close to the I-35/I-37 interchange.
Police said the driver of the big rig took a turn from Casa Blanca onto Austin Street too fast causing the vehicle to roll onto its side.
Investigators searched the tractor-trailer and found a deceased 45-year-old male inside the cab who also appeared to have been shot.
According to the NBPD, witnesses told investigators the driver of the crashed big rig fled the scene on foot.
Police have not yet released the identities of those involved.
Investigations are ongoing into the deaths of both deceased victims.
However, the NBPD indicated a suspect is in custody.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor new developments.
UPDATE: SUSPECT, VICTIMS IDENTIFIED