San Marcos police need help finding maroon SUV involved in hit-and-run

San Marcos police need your help solving a hit-and-run that happened February 9th. 54-year-old Pedro Ybarra and his 23-year-old daughter Larissa were walking across the Hutchison crosswalk when a vehicle struck them.  The driver didn't stick around.

"Witnesses reported that the driver pulled over very briefly but then left the scene, unfortunately not staying behind," said San Marcos Police Commander Kelly Bomersbach.

Speaking of witnesses, Commander Bomersbach says there were quite a few and they tried to take action. "Several even tried to chase down the vehicle to get a license plate but they weren't able to," she said. Police say the suspect traveled north on LBJ Drive, west on Hutchison street, south on Guadalupe and west on Hopkins.

Police have released a series of still images from surveillance cameras in that area.

They've narrowed the vehicle down to being a maroon GMC Yukon or Chevy Tahoe.  Model years between 2015 and 2019. There may be damage to the driver side bumper.

"Maybe the driver is telling his neighbors or friends, 'Oh I hit a fence post or I hit a trash can,'" Bomersbach said. San Marcos Police are looking for more video of the vehicle and they want to hear from body shops that may have done repairs or at least an estimate for repairs on maroon Tahoe's or Yukon's with bumper damage.

Both Pedro Ybarra and his daughter were taken to Seton Hays. Larissa was released but Pedro was treated for severe head injuries and placed in a medically-induced coma. "The father is still hospitalized.  He is starting his recovery but it's going to be a long recovery for him," Bomersbach said.

San Marcos Police say the case is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

The charges for the driver will be felony-level...they're just not exactly sure what the charges will be yet. They depend on the extent of the Ybarra family's injuries.



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