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18-Wheeler Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Along I-10 in San Antonio, Texas


Police in San Antonio, Texas have arrested a trucker in connection with a fatal 18-wheeler crash that tragically killed a woman early last Friday morning.

Victim’s Ford Fiesta was Stalled with Flashers Activated

Emergency crews responded to reports of a hit-and-run accident in the eastbound lanes of I-10 at Dominion Drive around 6:00 a.m. on May 22nd.

According to witnesses, the 18-wheeler had rear-ended a Ford Fiesta stalled on the side of the road with its hazard lights activated. The driver of the Fiesta, a 46-year-old woman from San Antonio, died at the scene.

18-Wheeler Found “Abandoned” in Downtown San Antonio

The trucker continued driving before he seemingly abandoned his 18-wheeler at Bowie and Crockett streets in downtown San Antonio.

“The driver of the truck did not stop at the scene of the accident,” Officer Doug Greene of the San Antonio Police Department told News4SA. “I would say that this 18-wheeler traveled at least 20 miles or so downtown.”

The rig suffered extensive front-end damage in the crash, and parts of the Ford Fiesta were still caught underneath the rear wheel.

San Antonio Hit-and-Run Suspect Claims Employer Told Him to Lie

Justin Antwan Jackson was arrested hours after the fatal accident and charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. The 29-year-old California man was actually on scene when the rig was found, but told police he was a passenger and that the trucker responsible for the crash had fled on foot. Jackson even provided officers with a description of the “suspect.”

Investigators finally identified Jackson as the 18-wheeler driver after contacting the trucking company. Following his arrest, he told police he had swerved to avoid another vehicle and did not see the Ford Fiesta until it was too late. He purportedly left the crash scene to chase down that vehicle and was unaware the Ford Fiesta was occupied.

Jackson only learned of Falkenberg’s death after viewing a news report, at which time he contacted his employer and his wife, but not 911. According to the police affidavit, Jackson knew “it was common sense to remain on the scene, but said he was told to lie to the police by his employer.”

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