Hays County news

Kyle pedestrian killed in San Marcos hit-and-run

San Marcos Police, fire and EMS officials responded to an auto-pedestrian incident Friday, June 15 at approximately 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Riverside at the west IH 35 access road in San Marcos.

Upon arrival, officers found that a 48-year-old male, Tyrus Dennis Piano, 48, from Kyle had been struck by a 1998 Toyota van. EMS arrived and determined that the male was deceased.

Witnesses reported that the van had jumped the curb and struck the pedestrian, who had been on the sidewalk. A passenger in the van fled on foot from the accident scene and was taken into custody nearby by Texas State University Police officers.

The driver of the van fled the scene in the automobile and turned right onto the turnaround underneath IH 35 at the San Marcos River. The driver lost control of the vehicle on the turnaround, jumped another curb and struck a tree.

The driver was helped out of the vehicle and held at the scene by witnesses. He was subsequently taken into custody by San Marcos police officers.

Piano was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace JoAnne Prado.

The driver of the van was taken to Central Texas Medical Center where officers took a blood sample pursuant to a blood search warrant. He was booked into the Hays County Jail on a charge of Intoxication Manslaughter and awaits magistrate.


Handicapped parking violators will be ticketed

After receiving numerous complaints from the public regarding individuals parking illegally in handicap parking spaces at our local businesses, Hays County Sheriff’s deputues will begin issuing tickets for these violations.

Becauseof the illegal parking, many individuals in the area who have disabilities are forced to find parking elsewhere in the parking lots.

Information on where and how to apply for handicap plates or placards may be found at http://www.txdmv.gov.

Residents who see parking violations can report them to the sheriff’s department at 512-878-6690. Violations can also be reported to constablepct2@co.hays.tx.us

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