Authorities seek man who fled I-35 rollover wreck

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who they believe fled on foot from the scene of a rollover wreck on Interstate 35 near Kyle Wednesday while injured.

Jeff Barnett, Kyle Police Chief, said emergency officials were dispatched around 4 p.m. to a multi-vehicle collision along northbound I-35 just south of Center Street. Details of the wreck, which involved a turned over SUV, are unknown at this time. It is also unknown how many vehicles were involved in the incident. However, Barnett said there were no reported injuries.

When authorities arrived on scene, witnesses told them a man, who they believe operated one of the vehicles in the wreck, fled the scene on foot in a westerly direction and ran across all lanes of southbound I-35, Barnett said. The man then ran into pasture on the west side of I-35 before going into a wooded area.

The person is described as White or Hispanic male who is in his 20’s and has a thin build. The man was reportedly wearing a black hoodie and had a red backpack.

Barnett said authorities searched the area for two hours but were unable to locate the man. Kyle Police led the search and were assisted by the Kyle Fire Department, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and K-9 Units.

Barnett said the man is not believed to be a danger to the community. However, authorities believe the man might have sustained injuries; witnesses said they believe the man was bleeding from the neck area.

Authorities are also looking to question the man regarding his involvement in the rollover wreck.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Kyle Police at 512.268.3232.

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