Authorities ID woman killed in crash along Highway 90 on West Side; both sides of highway closed – KSAT San Antonio

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Katrina Webber, Crime Fighters Reporter
Tim Stewart, Photojournalist
SAN ANTONIO – A fatal crash has led to the closure of both sides of Highway 90 on the city’s West Side until further notice.
The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Friday on the eastbound side of the highway, just west of Callaghan Road.
San Antonio police say a woman driving a pickup lost control and crashed into a Transguide sign.
The 40-year-old was taken to a hospital where she died. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified her as Brenda Lee Ybarra.
Officers at the scene said it appeared the driver had been speeding.
One woman who stopped along the access road after the crash told KSAT 12 News she recognized the truck involved as belonging to her daughter.
Officers spoke with her at the scene, notifying her of the death.
The impact from the truck created a big dent in the metal base of the sign, and left the sign, itself, leaning to one side.
Police were concerned that the wind might cause it to topple over onto either side of the highway.
They called in crews with the Texas Department of Transportation to assess the situation and make repairs.
Police earlier had closed lanes of the highway during their investigation.
However, TxDOT workers eventually shut down the entire highway in that area while they worked.
They expected it could remain closed until 5 p.m.
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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.
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Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.
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