Ward McLellan III Killed in Hit-and-Run on SW Loop 410 in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (September 16, 2022): Authorities have identified the victim of this incident as 36-year-old Ward McLellan III.
San Antonio, TX — August 17, 2022, a man died after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run on Southwest Loop 410 in San Antonio.
Reports say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. off Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road on the Southwest Side. It's unclear exactly what happened, but a passerby spotted the victim lying unresponsive on the roadside and called police. The man was pronounced dead at the scene; the vehicle that hit him did not stop.
The investigation continues as police seek more information about the hit-and-run vehicle and its driver.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Ward McLellan III Hit-and-Run in San Antonio
It's always frustrating and disappointing to read about incidents like this. Whatever compelled the driver to leave the scene after fatally injuring someone, it's important to track them down and see what they have to say for themselves.
For that to happen police must stay diligent and community members should come forward with any information they can provide about the suspect. No one seems to have many insights yet about what to look for, but hopefully authorities are hard at work looking for witnesses or even traffic cam footage that will help them and the public identify the hit-and-run vehicle.
When (not if, but when) the suspect is apprehended hopefully investigators can find out what led them to abandon the scene and the person they hurt. They might simply have panicked, but in many cases something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to their poor decision. Only time and thorough investigation can tell, but if everyone does their part I'm hopeful that justice can be served.