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Authorities Search for Honda Accord Following Fatal Live Oak Hit-and-Run

Police in Live Oak are working with San Antonio Crime Stoppers in order to find a suspect who fled the scene of a fatal bicycle accident in San Antonio last month.

Reward Offered for Information Leading to Driver’s Arrest

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Joshua Martin Lane, 28, was struck and killed on April 29 as he rode his bicycle along the 13000 block of Interstate 35 North in Live Oak. The driver responsible fled the scene of the accident without calling authorities are emergency crews.

Police now say they have collected evidence that suggests the vehicle involved is a 2016 or 2017 Honda Accord and are asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle.

According to authorities, the vehicle will likely have damage on the front-passenger side of the bumper and may have damage to the windshield and roof. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the hit-and-run driver.

Once found, the suspect will face a felony charge of failure to stop and render aid resulting in death.

Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers through 210-224-STOP (7867) our through the P3 Tips app which is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • Pedalcyclists deaths totaled 51 in 2015, a 2-percent increase from 2014.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015, or one injury every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.

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