Local family wants traffic control changes after fatal accident

SAN ANTONIO — On Saturday, Eyewitness News learned more about the man killed in a horrific crash in West Bexar County Friday. It was a crash that led to felony charges against a Northside Independent School District bus driver.

Family members said 62-year-old Larry Dean Salsbury was stationed in San Antonio for much of his 20 years in the Army. They said he loved it so much in the Alamo City that Salsbury returned later and went to work for SAWS.

Salsbury was on his way to work Friday morning when an 18-wheeler collided with his Ford Focus and killed him. The father of two died, sadly, on his own father's birthday.

Investigators with the Bexar County Sheriff's office have charged 64-year-old David Wayne with failure to stop and render aid. They said Wayne was driving a school bus that ran a stop, pulled out into traffic and caused the accident.

The bus driver continued on with his day. Deputies said it wan't until Wayne returned to the bus station that he was notified about the accident. He was released from jail Saturday afternoon after posting a $15,000 bond.

Salsbury will be buried in Bridge City, that's near Beaumont, Texas, on Thursday morning. When Eyewitness News spoke to his sisters by phone, they said they are overwhelmed with the messages of support they've received from people in San Antonio. They said they hope their loss somehow leads to traffic control changes in the area.


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