Genoveva Conaway Killed in Hit-and-Run on West Loop 1604 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — December 16, 2022, 49-year-old Genoveva Conaway died after an alleged hit-and-run accident on West Loop 1604 in San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 2:00 a.m. along the West Loop near Culebra Road on the city's Far West Side. Preliminary investigation suggests Conaway's vehicle was disabled in the road's #3 lane after a previous hit-and-run crash. She exited the vehicle and was standing near it when another vehicle approached. That driver reportedly swerved to avoid the disabled car but drove onto the sidewalk and struck Conaway, throwing her some distance south into a ditch. After the impact the striking driver left the scene.
Genoveva Conaway was rushed to an area hospital where she died a short time later.
No further information is available at this time.
It's always saddening and frustrating to learn of another hit-and-run incident on Texas roads, but it seems from reports like the victim was unfortunately involved in two of them in rapid succession. It's bad enough that someone fled the first after causing disabling damage to her vehicle, but the second driver who left the scene after dealing fatal damage must absolutely be found and held accountable as soon as possible. If they release any new information to the public and the community stays vigilant, I hope that one or both runaway suspects can be located.
Once that happens police can then find out what on earth possessed them to leave the scene. Maybe they just panicked, but certain details about the crash--time of night, failure to yield, fled the scene--make me wonder if alcohol might have been a factor. It's unfortunately common in hit-and-run wrecks like this one, and its involvement might have further implications.
Before any questions of motive can be addressed, though, police have more work to do finding the runaway suspects—particularly the one responsible for the end of someone's life. It may take some time, but if authorities and the community cooperate and keep their eyes peeled I have faith that this can be resolved.