KYLE, TX – – Kyle Police continue investigating a hit-and-run accident that left two females deceased and three others injured. The accident occurred around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night.
Macario M. Hernandez, 61 of Buda, whom police say fled on foot after the crash, was quickly located by Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies and taken into custody.
Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said the two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of Windy Hill Rd. and the northbound I-35 access road. A Honda sedan with five passengers was hit by a Dodge pickup truck. Three other passengers in the sedan were transported to an area hospital. All of the passengers are from out of town.
Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith pronounced the females, one age 16 and one age 18, deceased on the scene. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Hernandez was booked into the Hays County Jail on two charges of Accident Causing Death and three counts of Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Police say additional charges could be added pending the results of toxicology tests.
The eastbound lanes of Windy Hill Rd. at the I-35 access road intersection were shut down for several hours while the KPD Crash Team investigated the scene, with help from Kyle Fire Department.
On Monday, April 29, Kyle PD’s Crash Team will close down that same intersection for accident reconstruction. Barnett said the team will wait until after the morning rush hour.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Kyle PD at 512-268-3232.