A man wanted for fleeing the scene of a hit and run in New Braunfels turned himself in Friday at an Austin fire station.
New Braunfels Police said 26-year-old Austin Taylor Meade stole a work truck from a San Antonio business and was tracked to an apartment complex, when patrol units arrived Meade sped off.
He collided with an SUV near Fischer Park and then ran away. 39-year-old Amber Rachelle Williams was killed in that crash. Williams friend Billie Dean she was on her way to work just down the street.
"Disbelief you never think it's going to happen to somebody you know and that you are close with it's just a shock,” Dean said.
Williams is originally from California and a diehard Niner's fan. She started the first fan chapter in Austin. Chapter Vice President Jackie Solares put together a Go-Fund Me to help raise money for Williams. Dean describes Williams as someone who loved to laugh.
"Extremely loving and compassionate she had a great sense of humor she always kept us laughing she cared about everyone," said Dean.
Williams co-workers say she was hard worker and the sole provider of her family. Dean said Meade’s arrests gives Williams loved ones some closure but they'd like to help her family the best way they can so they created a Facebook fundraiser to help cover the costs of her funeral.
"Stability for the family financially for now to help them get back on their feet. I hope it shows Cristina her daughter how much love and support she has from everybody," Dean said.
As for Meade, he is being held in Travis County and will be transferred to Comal county on a million-dollar bond.