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5-year-old child killed in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 identified; driver charged with manslaughter | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey


SAN ANTONIOUpdate (1:30 p.m. Wednesday): A 5-year-old boy who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 has been identified by authorities.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tony Tran died at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He would have turned 6 years old later this month.

The driver charged with manslaughter in this case was identified as 22-year-old Doan Khanh Thuc Mai.

Original (9:55 a.m. Wednesday): A 5-year-old boy was killed during a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday evening on Interstate 10 and the driver of the car he was riding in has been charged with manslaughter.

San Antonio police said the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Interstate 10 near West Avenue.

According to a preliminary report, a Nissan Rogue was traveling on the southbound lanes of the highway when the driver suddenly pressed the brakes.

The Rogue was then rear-ended by a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Nissan was redirected to another lane and was hit on its passenger side by a Dodge Ram.

The 5-year-old sitting in the back seat of the Rogue was ejected from the vehicle, police said. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the child was not in a safety seat.

The driver of the Nissan was charged with manslaughter.

A 5-year-old boy was killed during a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, on Interstate 10 near West Avenue. (KSAT)

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