Kyle PD investigates deadly hit and run

By Sahar Chmais
A Hays County Sheriff’s Deputy found a man struck by a vehicle in the 100 block of Windy Hill Road, on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 2:29 a.m. The 22-year-old victim, Emilio Berberena, died from his injuries.
Officers began life saving efforts on Berberena in the time it took for Buda Fire and EMS to arrive. The Kyle resident was then transported to Ascension Seton Hays Hospital, but died from the injuries.
An investigation in the victim’s death was initiated by the Kyle Police Department Crash Investigation Unit immediately after its arrival on the scene. Investigators believe the driver was in a 2010-2012 white Ford F-150 pick-up with a chrome bumper.
Additionally, the truck is believed to have sustained damage on the front grill and may have a defective passenger side headlight.
If residents have any information, they can contact the Kyle Police Department at 512-268-3232, or to remain anonymous, they can submit information online at
This is an ongoing investigation; no further information is available this time.


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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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