Matthew Whatley, 21 of Oak Ridge was killed early Monday morning on a San Antonio highway.

According to San Antonio police Whatley stopped on IH37 near Southton Road shortly after 3:30 a.m. when he flagged down Urbano Ventura, 39, in a Ford pickup. As Whatley approached the side of Ventura’s vehicle an 18-wheeler ran into the rear of it and struck Whatley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the accident report no charges have been filed against 41-year-old Jose Portugal who was driving the 18-wheler. Contributing factors were noted as speed and inattention.

Matt was a student at The University Of Texas-San Antonio and was a 2006 graduate of Oak Ridge High School.

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