STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY
MARBLE FALLS — Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a driver leaving the scene after colliding with a pedestrian after a Fourth of July celebration adjacent to Lakeside Park.
Cynthia Lee Young, 60, a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, died after she was struck just before 11 p.m. at the intersection of Yett and Main streets in Marble Falls.
According to a Marble Falls Police Department report, 33-year-old Thomas Pfeifer Jr. of Cottonwood Shores was driving the 2013 Dodge pickup that struck Young. There were no passengers in the vehicle.
“The witnesses indicated (Pfeifer) did not stop at a stop sign,” Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said. “We are investigating all aspects of it: Was he intoxicated? Was there any other problem?
“We don’t have an answer for that right now,” he added.
The report stated the suspect fled the scene in the pickup.
“We were able to identify him through eyewitness information, made contact, and he turned himself in,” Hanson said.
Pfeifer went to the Marble Falls Police Department at about 1:30 a.m. July 5 and was eventually booked into the Burnet County Jail at about 4 a.m. the same day.
He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison with a conviction.
He was released the same day on a $10,000 surety bond.
After the incident, Young was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, where she was pronounced dead, Hanson said.
She was at the July 4 celebration with her family and local friends, who witnessed the incident, the report stated.
Authorities collected a blood sample from the suspect, which was sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Austin.
“We did speak with (Pfeifer). He did make a statement,” Hanson said. “Since the investigation is ongoing, we won’t get into everything that was said.”