SAN ANTONIO --
A Bexar County deputy constable died when his car veered into a light pole and caught fire, a sheriff's lieutenant said.
The constable was driving on Lockhill-Selma late Saturday night when he lost control of his car, slammed into the pole and tore the car in half, Lt. Dale Bennett said. The car then caught fire.
The deputy constable was ejected and died at the scene. He was identified as 49 year-old Sgt. Mark Scianna.
Precinct 3 constable Mark Vojvodich said Scianna had just received a call for a traffic accident and was responding when he crashed.
Vojvodich said a San Antonio fire unit also responding to the accident came upon Scianna's burning car.
The sheriff's office is now investigating how Scianna's car slammed into the pole.
Vojvodich said Scianna had been with the constable's office for 22 months, and before had served as a Castle Hills police officer.
He also said Scianna was the father of a special needs son. Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Scianna were pending Sunday evening.
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