AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying and finding a good Samaritan witness who offered assistance during a fatal bus crash.
A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a Capital Metro bus on Monday, January 28. 39-year-old Anthony John Diaz, a U.S. Navy veteran and long-time FOX 7 Austin employee, was riding his bicycle home from work in the 2200 block of San Jacinto Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when he was involved in the fatal colloision. He died as a result of his injuries.
A ghost bike has been placed @UTAustin in memory of Tony Diaz. He was hit by a bus while riding home from work @fox7austin in January. There is a memorial ride for him tonight. #rip #wemissyoutony pic.twitter.com/jbvUeVzoG6— Jennifer Kendall (@jenniferonFOX7) February 13, 2019
It is believed the unidentified man, shown in the attached photo to this article, aided in requesting police and EMS assistance to the scene and witnessed the event, according to UTPD. "He was a help to us and we wish to speak with him," said Noelle Newton the UTPD Public Information Officer.
We hope to locate this Good Samaritan who offered assistance during a fatal bus crash on January 28 in the 22-hundred block of San Jacinto Blvd. Cyclist, Anthony John Diaz, died as a result of his injuries. We ask that this man call 512-232-3573 to speak directly to a detective. pic.twitter.com/b4Uu4PJ8UZ— UT Austin Police (@UTAustinPolice) February 13, 2019
UTPD is asking the man to call call 512-232-3573 to speak directly to a detective who is working on this case. Anyone with information relating to how UTPD can find and contact this man is encouraged to reach out as well.