New Braunfels police are asking anyone for tips to come forward after a vehicle fled the scene of fatal pedestrian/auto accident near Hill Avenue and San Antonio Street early Sunday morning. Anyone with information on the pickup in question described as black, newer model Chevy 1500 or Toyota Tundra, is urged to contact CrimeStoppers anonymously at 830-620-8477.
via New Braunfels Police Department Facebook Press Release:
Vehicle vs Pedestrian Hit and Run Fatality
On November 15th, 2015, at approximately 1:10am, the New Braunfels Police Department and the New Braunfels Fire Department responded to the 300 block of West San Antonio Street for reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run accident. Crews arrived to find the male victim unconscious but breathing, and he was Airlifted to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), where he later died. The victim has only been identified as a 24-year old male from Austin and next of kin has not yet been notified.
The investigation into the crash closed a portion of West San Antonio Street, from South Castell to South Academy, and revealed that the victim was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on West San Antonio Street. The vehicle, which was traveling at about 35mph at the time of the collision, is described as a black, newer model pickup truck (possibly a Chevy 1500 or Toyota Tundra) and was last seen leaving the scene and turning onto the 100 block of Hill Avenue.
Anyone with information on the vehicle in question is asked to call New Braunfels Police or Comal County Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment. To remain anonymous and to collect the reward, contact CrimeStoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477), leave a tip online at http://comalcrimestoppers.org/, or text a tip by texting “Comal” plus your message to 274637. To contact the New Braunfels Police Department directly, call 830-221-4100.