SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A man accused of carjacking an elderly woman died in a “major accident” shortly after the incident, police say. On April 12, officers with the San Antonio Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of W. Southcross in regards to a robbery.


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The victim, identified as a 71-year-old woman, told police that she was grabbed by the suspect inside the gas station, according to a preliminary report from San Antonio PD. Police said the suspect “forcibly took her keys” and got into her vehicle, leaving the parking lot and driving westbound.

During the investigation, a dispatcher told officers over the radio that the suspect was involved in a major accident on IH35. The suspect was traveling at a high speed before crashing into the back of a stationary 18-wheeler. He was declared dead at the scene. No other details were released.