San Marcos Police Looking for Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run

Authorities in San Marcos are searching for a hit-and-run driver responsible for a deadly collision on Monday.

Details of the Deadly San Marcos Crash

According to KXAN, the crash occurred when a white box truck with a yellow cab slammed into a silver Mazda in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Wonder World Drive at around 2:15 am. The Mazda flipped, and the truck kept driving and fled the scene.

The driver of the Mazda, 18-year-old Iliana Velez of Houston, was declared dead at the scene.

Police are searching for the driver and the truck. Anyone with information is urged to contact Sergeant Myers with SMPD at

2019 Texas Car Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,623 people were killed in car accidents in Texas in 2019, a .09% decrease from 2018.
  • 735 people were killed in crashes that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • 597 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • An additional 256,797 people were injured in car crashes in Texas with 15,855 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable data for 2019:
    • 1 person was killed in a crash in Texas every 2 hours 25 minutes.
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 3 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 56 seconds.

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