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SAN ANTONIO -- A family of four walking on a sidewalk was run over by a car on the city's northeast side because of a distracted driver, Bexar County Sheriff's deputies said.

The accident took place shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday as the family of four walked southbound on Foster Road near I-10, facing oncoming traffic.

The Cadillac lost control, hit a telephone pole and then struck the family, deputies said.

A 30-year old man, identified as Jose Beltran, died at the scene. His 3-year-old son was airlifted to the hospital, where he later died.

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old mother and 4-year-old son remained in critical condition Friday morning at a local hospital.

Sgt. Edward Conger with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said the 38-year-old female driver in the Cadillac may have been on the phone. They're trying to determine whether she was talking or texting.

The driver was found in the backseat of her vehicle. She had no visible injuries, but was transported to the Baptist Hospital.

Authorities will continue their investigation into the cause of this horrific accident. The speed limit in the area is 45 miles per hour.

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