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Posted on: March 2, 2020

San Marcos Police Search for Truck and Driver in Hit & Run Death

Security footage photo of a red Chevy S10 driving on a road

San Marcos Police are searching for the driver in a weekend hit and run incident that resulted in the death of a San Antonio man.

On Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1:27 a.m., a caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a man lying on the edge of the roadway in the 200 block S. Guadalupe St. Responding officers located Eligio Vasquez (DOB 01/26/1951) of San Antonio, TX who was not breathing. Officers began CPR on Mr. Vasquez and this was continued by San Marcos Fire and Hays County EMS personnel.

Responders were able to get Mr. Vasquez’ pulse back and transported him to Seton-Hays in Kyle, but he was soon pronounced deceased by the attending physician. Justice of the Peace Maggie H. Moreno was called and she ordered an autopsy through the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office. Next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation by the San Marcos Police Collision Investigation Team determined this was a hit and run auto-pedestrian collision. The offending vehicle and driver were not located; however, pieces of a vehicle were located and still photos were obtained from security cameras at surrounding businesses.

Investigators are searching for an older model red pick-up, potentially an extended cab Chevy S-10, with a missing wire radio antenna on the right side of the hood. The truck should have minor damage to the front right, including the missing antenna. It was last seen going southbound on S. Guadalupe Street after the collision.

Anyone with information is urged to call Sergeant Sam Myers at 512-753-2182. This is the third traffic fatality in San Marcos in 2020.

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MEDIA NOTE: SMPD is not available for interviews.

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