Leander police still searching for driver involved in hit-and-run

Leander Police have found a vehicle they said was involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on September 22 in which the driver fled the scene. Officials said they are still searching for the driver.

Sunday afternoon, more than 50 motorcycles lined the street outside of the Twin Creeks Icehouse. After a moment of silence, the motorcyclists honored 34-year-old Danny Hankins with a memorial ride. "I'm really sad I'm not going to ride with him again," said Mike Scholl a close riding friend of Hankins.

"A last ride we are giving him that last bit of freedom. We are honoring his name we are giving him up to God. Giving you that last ride of respect," said KC King.

Many friends taking the time to remember who Hankins was. "He was a big old teddy bear, had the biggest heart known to man.  If you were having a bad day he was the type a man who would put a smile on your face."

Hankins life came to end when Leander police said he was hit by a truck at the intersection of Palmera Ridge Boulevard and Ronald W. Reagan Boulevard just before midnight.

Officials said the driver fled the scene after stopping briefly.

Close friends said they hope whoever struck and killed Hankins will be caught soon. "Justice would be the closure but the justice would be somebody who wasn't man enough to stick around if you caused bad own up to it,"  said Scholl.

Friends said the crash could have been prevented and are reminding drivers to share the road with motorcyclists. "The number one rule is to look twice, pay attention.  We are only on two wheels, there's nothing surrounding us there's no metal just open air and fiber glass," said King.

Hankins leaves behind a wife and five children.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Leander police at 512-528-2800.