3 die in I-35 wrong-way wreck in South Texas

July 30, 2012 7:47:52 AM PDT
Authorities say a wrong-way accident on Interstate 35 in South Texas has left three people dead and five slightly hurt.

The wreck happened early Monday near Schertz, about 15 miles northeast of San Antonio.

Schertz city spokesman Brad Bailey says a woman was southbound in the northbound lanes of I-35 when her car hit an SUV.

Bailey says a tanker truck went around the original accident site and hit two people who stopped to help, plus the wrong-way driver. The wrong-way driver and the two good Samaritans, including a tour bus driver and a nearby rest stop worker, were killed.

Bailey says five people in the SUV suffered minor injuries.

Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol played a role in the accident.

Names of the victims weren't immediately released.