UPDATE: Video Footage Released in Hit and Run Fatality
SMPD have released video footage of the pick-up suspected of being involved in a fatal hit and run accident early Sunday morning that killed a San Antonio man. Here is a more detailed description of the truck: red single cab pickup with bed cover, bluish headlights (right one broken out from collision) and red LED strip between tailgate and bumper going fully across back of truck.
Police estimate this is a ’90s model truck based on the wire antenna, which is now missing. It would also likely have minor damage to the right front side.
Note: it’s a smaller truck, possibly a Chevy S-10, Isuzu, Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma.
If you have any information about this accident, please contact Sgt. Sam Myers at 512-753-2182.
To view the video, use this link.
Previous Release 3/2/20: Police Search for Truck and Driver in Hit and Run Death
San Marcos Police continue searching for the driver in a weekend hit and run incident that resulted in the death of a San Antonio man.
On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1:27 a.m., a caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a man lying on the edge of the roadway in the 200 block S. Guadalupe St. Responding officers located Eligio Vasquez (DOB 01/26/1951) of San Antonio, TX, who was not breathing. Officers began CPR on Mr. Vasquez and this was continued by San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS personnel.
Responders were able to get Mr. Vasquez’ pulse back and transported him to Seton-Hays in Kyle, but he was soon pronounced deceased by the attending physician. Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno was called and she ordered an autopsy through the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office. Next of kin has been notified.
The initial investigation by the San Marcos Police Collision Investigation Team determined this was a hit and run auto-pedestrian collision. The offending vehicle and driver were not located; however, pieces of a vehicle were located and still photos were obtained from security cameras at surrounding businesses.
Investigators are searching for an older model red pick-up, potentially an extended cab Chevy S-10, with a missing wire radio antenna on the right side of the hood. The truck should have minor damage to the front right, including the missing antenna. It was last seen going southbound on S. Guadalupe Street after the collision.
Anyone with information is urged to call Sergeant Sam Myers at 512-753-2182. This is the third traffic fatality in San Marcos in 2020.
MEDIA NOTE: SMPD is not available for interviews.