Authorities have arrested a Buda man in connection with a hit-and-run wreck in Kyle late Saturday that killed two teenagers. Macario Mejia Hernandez, 61, of Buda, was booked into the Hays County Jail on two charges of Accident Causing Death, both second-degree felonies, as well as three charges of Accident Causing Injury, all third-degree felonies. Additional charges could be added pending results of toxicology tests, according to a city of Kyle press release. Hernandez is being held on $250,000 bond in the Hays County Jail.
Kyle Police Jeff Barnett said the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Windy Hill Drive and the northbound Interstate 35 access road in Kyle. According to the release, a Honda sedan with five occupants was hit by a Dodge pickup truck.
The driver of the truck, later identified as Hernandez, fled the scene on foot after the wreck, but he was “quickly located” and apprehended by Hays County Sheriff’s deputies.
Two passengers in the sedan, a 16-year-old female and an 18-year-old female, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. Both victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident, according to the release.
Three other occupants were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. All occupants of the sedan were from “out of town,” according to the release. Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims or other occupants in the sedan at this time.
Kyle Police closed the eastbound lanes of Windy Hill Road at the I-35 access road for several hours to investigate the wreck.
Anyone who might have information related to this incident is asked to call Kyle Police at (512) 268-3232.