Law enforcement officials continue to search for the operator of a 2009 or 2010 charcoal gray Kia Optima who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run of a bicyclist on Sunday.
Authorities have now identified John William Lyon, 53, of Kyle, as the victim in the incident, according to Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith.
Kim Hilsenbeck, Kyle communications specialist, said in a press release authorities were dispatched at approximately 11:46 a.m. May 27 for a white male lying in the grass along the Interstate 35 west frontage road near mile marker 212.
When officers arrived, they found a deceased adult male, who was later identified as Lyon. Authorities said Lyon was the victim of a hit-and-run crash and that the vehicle in question left the scene. A subsequent investigation into the incident led to the closure of Exit 210 and the southbound I-35 access road for roughly an hour.
According to officials, the vehicle is a Kia Optima that will have damage to its front passenger side bumper and is also missing a side view mirror.
The investigation into the hit-and-run is ongoing. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Kyle Police at 512-268-3232.