Woman killed after SUV veers off highway, slams into tree identified

SAPD says one person was killed in a wreck at I-35 and Hwy. 281 NB on Monday, December 17, 2018. (Photo: KABB/WOAI)

Authorities identified the woman killed Monday morning when an SUV veered off a highway exit ramp and slammed into a tree.

Leslie Juarez, 41, was pronounced dead by the Bexar County Medical Examiner.

The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. along the I-35 northbound exit ramp to Highway 281 north, at Broadway Avenue. Police said a male passenger was injured. Juarez died at the scene and the man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

Officers said they have little information about what led up to the accident. Investigators said an off-duty SAPD officer was heading home and happened upon the accident scene. Detectives said they hoped to talk to the surviving passenger.

Crews shut down the ramp from I-35 to Highway 281 northbound at the Broadway Avenue exit. The ramp was closed for several hours before re-oepning at about 10 a.m.

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