Child killed in tragic accident at SW Bexar truck stop

SAN ANTONIO – A 1-year-old boy was struck and killed by a big rig in the parking lot of a truck stop in southwest Bexar County late Wednesday night.

Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith issued a press release that stated the accident happened around 10:30 p.m. at the Pilot truck stop off Interstate 35 and Loop 1604.

According to witnesses, a family from Laredo in an 18-wheeler stopped at the truck stop to get fuel when the boy ran through the parking lot toward the store.

The driver of another big rig pulled out of a fueling bay, did not see the child and ran him over, the release stated.

“The truck in the bay next to them was pulling out from the gas bay, the driver heard a noise and quickly realized he had run over the child that had been playing in that area,” said Keith.

Keith said officials will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the child’s death, but no charges were immediately filed and it appeared to be just a tragic accident.


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