The suspect who is accused of stealing a truck and reportedly causing a deadly crash in New Braunfels on Wednesday, November 21 has turned himself in.
26-year-old Austin Taylor Meade of North Las Vegas, Nevada turned himself in today at 10:22 am at AFD Station 2-506 on West MLK Boulevard. He is currently in APD custody.
Meade reportedly stole a work truck from a San Antonio business and was tracked to an apartment complex in New Braunfels. As patrol units arrived, Meade sped off at a high rate of speed.
He collided with an SUV near New Braunfels Fischer Park and than fled on foot.
Meade eventually ended up in a neighborhood a little more than a mile away from the crash scene. Investigators say that he walked away and came across a woman at the park who was there to walk her dog. That woman spoke to Fox 7 Austin News and said she heard the crash and when Meade appeared, he indicated that he had witnessed it. Meade, according to the woman, asked for a ride to another location and later asked to make a phone call. The woman brought him to her house to make the call. Once there she says he became agitated, grabbed a knife in the kitchen and then took her car.