(SAN ANTONIO, TX) – A San Antonio man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after he drove his vehicle off a bridge at I-10 and Loop 1604, falling 25 feet to the ground and killing his 19-year-old passenger. The victim was identified as Aldo Ray Flores Jr. He was riding in the backseat of a friend’s 2011 GMC Sierra when the driver exited toward 1-10 westbound, apparently against the advice of the front-seat passenger who was using GPS to navigate.
SAPD authorities say the vehicle crashed into sand barrels at the highway split and the vehicle flipped over the wall, falling to the ground. Flores was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the back window of the vehicle. Both the driver and the front-seat passenger were injured in the crash and were transported to University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver was reportedly in critical condition and the passenger was in stable condition after the crash.
KSAT has reported that the driver was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The San Antonio drunk driving accident lawyers at Herrman & Herrman will continue to monitor this story for any new developments. If you were hurt in a crash caused by an intoxicated motorist or if you lost a loved one in a drunk driving crash, contact our experienced attorneys for help.