Officials are now seeking assistance from the public in identifying the driver responsible for the teen’s death who fled from the scene of the accident.
Details of the Fatal Hit-and-Run
According to a spokesperson from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the victim was identified as 15 year-old Michael Mince of Kyle.
Authorities are searching for a Dodge pickup with possible front edge damage; however, its model and color along with the description of the driver are still unknown.
The incident occurred at 7:52PM on Monday evening. Mince had left the Valero gas station located at the intersection of FM 2001 and Texas 21 and was headed west on foot walking along FM 2001 when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck.
The incident is currently under investigation by the DPS and asks anyone with information to contact DPS Crime Stoppers at 800-2528477 or the Hays County Sheriff’s Office at 512-393-7800.
Pedestrian-related Traffic Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2014, 4,884 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes.
- Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- In 2014, 90 percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes involved a single vehicle.
- Alcohol involvement – for the driver and/or the pedestrian – was reported in 48 percent of all fatal pedestrian crashes in 2014.