Deputy Struck in School Zone by Hit-and-Run Driver


A Travis County deputy was injured last week when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while directing traffic in a school zone.

About the Westbound McNeil Drive Deputy Crash

Last week on October 20, KXAN News reported that there is an ongoing investigation to identify the driver responsible for hitting a police deputy. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office is the main force leading the search to locate both the car and driver in question.

Around 9:21 a.m., an on-duty deputy was hit while directing traffic on McNeil Drive in a school zone. The deputy was struck after walking into an empty lane to stop a different car. Another driver then swiveled around and hit the deputy before speeding off.

Travis County officials suspect the car in suspect is a silver Lexus. The deputy was transported to a nearby hospital after being hit, but has since been released with minor injuries.

Contact Information Involving the Case

  • Witnesses or those with any applicable information can leave tips here at the TCSO Tip Line number: (512) 854-1444.
  • The suspected vehicle is a silver Lexus ES 350 with Texas license plate of MNP4774. The vehicle is expected to have possible front denting

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