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Wrong-way accident kills driver on I-35

SAN ANTONIO, TX – On Sunday night, a driver who was fleeing from the police drove the wrong way on Interstate 35 and crashed into another car, killing the driver.

According to News 4 San Antonio, police officers began chasing a vehicle at 9:45 p.m. on May 3. An officer was trying to serve Joseph William Woolard, 36, with a warrant, but the man drove away on Highway 151.

The police followed Woolard through the West Side and Southeast Side of San Antonio. However, the high-speed pursuit came to an end after Woolard entered Interstate 35 near Northeast Loop 410.

Woolard’s vehicle came to a stop when he crashed head-on into a Ford Mustang. The Mustang’s driver, 20-year-old Asante Sebastian Contreras, died on the scene of the accident.

After the crash, Woolard’s vehicle caught fire. The police were able to remove Woolard from the car, and they transported him to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Officers arrested Woolard later that evening.

On Tuesday, May 5, the San Antonio Police department reported that Joseph Woolard was charged with evading arrest, murder, and a felon in possession of a weapon. Woolard is currently in jail with a $400,000 bond

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