Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY

Thomas Pfeifer Jr., 33, of Cottonwood Shores is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with a July 4 incident in Marble Falls. Photo from Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Pfeifer Jr., 33, of Cottonwood Shores is charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death in connection with a July 4 incident in Marble Falls. Photo from Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

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?

Cynthia Lee Young, 60, a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, was killed July 4 in Marble Falls after being struck by a pickup driven by Thomas Pfeifer Jr., according to the Marble Falls Police Department. Photo from Comal County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

Cynthia Lee Young, 60, a Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, was killed July 4 in Marble Falls after being struck by a pickup driven by Thomas Pfeifer Jr., according to the Marble Falls Police Department. Photo from Comal County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page

“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.”

connie@thepicayune.com

3 Responses to “Witnesses tell police driver ran stop sign in pedestrian death in Marble Falls”

  1. mike says:

    Looks like Pfeifer is a pillar of the community. Arrested as far as I can see in burnet county 8 times. What a lovely individual he was. He had a pattern of disrespecting the laws of the land and it finally caught up with him. Hope he enjoys his new home. Glad to have 1 less (censored) off the streets.!!

  2. A friend says:

    He has never been arrested 8 times, get your facts before you publish trash

  3. mike says:

    REALLY, LOOKED HIS NAME ON ON BURNET COUNTY JAIL RECORDS.
    2/21/2004
    7/22/2004
    9/26/2004
    2/1/2002
    10/9/2005
    11/16/2005
    10/1/2014
    7/5/2017
    Is his birthdate 11/17/1983? So, A friend why don’t you get your facts straight. go ahead and login to http://txburnetodyprod.tylerhost.net/PublicAccess and do a search there. Looks accurate to me.

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