SAN MARCOS— On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at approximately 2:15 a.m., San Marcos Police responded to a crash on northbound I-35 near Wonder World Drive.
Witnesses told police a silver Mazda and a large box truck collided where the ramp meets the main lanes of I-35, causing the Mazda to flip. The box truck continued driving and did not stop.
Upon arrival, officers located a silver passenger car on its side. The sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as 18-year-old Iliana Velez of Houston, TX, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado.
Police continue to investigate what caused the vehicles to collide. As of this release, the truck has not been located and the driver has not been identified.
A witness described the truck as a white box truck with a yellow cab. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first fatal crash investigated by San Marcos Police in 2022.