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Published on March 01, 2024
76-Year-Old Anaheim Resident Killed in San Antonio Crash, Police Seek Fleeing SuspectsSource: Google Street View

A tragic car crash early Friday morning on San Antonio's northeast side claimed the life of an elderly woman and left law enforcement searching for two fleeing suspects, according to local authorities.

The incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. on the 281 exit ramp heading toward 410 West, resulted in one vehicle flipping and the other bursting into flames, KENS 5 reported. A dramatic video captured one of the cars fully engulfed in fire. Traffic was disrupted for several hours as the exit ramp remained closed until around 6 a.m. for investigation.

Officers on the scene noted that an erratic rear-end collision prompted the deadly series of events. Two individuals from the flipped car were rushed to hospital but 76-year-old Eden Nuval was pronounced dead. Authorities identified Nuval, a resident of Anaheim, Calif., as the deceased, as confirmed by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, FOX San Antonio detailed.

In the aftermath of the crash, two individuals reportedly escaped from the second car involved and fled the scene, prompting a police manhunt. San Antonio authorities are actively seeking information and urged anyone with knowledge about the incident to step forward.  "Police say if anyone has information to give them a call," as mentioned by KEN5.

The collision's impact and subsequent fire necessitated a cleanup operation in anticipation of the morning commute.