Trucker to Face Charges After Fleeing on Foot From Crash That Killed Motorcyclist
San Antonio, TX – Police in San Antonio are searching for a trucker authorities say fled the scene of a deadly accident on Monday.
According to the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD), the accident took place in the 8200 block of Interstate 10 East around 6:30 p.m.
The unidentified driver of a 2007 Freightliner hauling a flatbed trailer was traveling too fast for the amount of traffic on I-10, SAPD said.
Witnesses to the deadly crash told authorities traffic was still heavy at the time of the accident and traffic in the eastbound lanes was slow.
Police said the trucker attempted to break, but hit a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, also traveling eastbound, before jackknifing in the roadway and blocking all of the eastbound lanes.
The driver of the motorcycle, 64-year-old Kyle Wayne Perry, was killed at the scene.
Additionally, police said three other passenger cars ahead of Perry’s motorcycle were impacted by the crash.
One of the vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee, rolled over due to impact.
The Jeep’s occupants were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to SAPD.
Following the crash, police said the truck driver fled on foot without rendering aid.
Once located, SAPD said the trucker will face multiple charges, including failure to stop and render aid resulting in death.