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Drunk driver kills off-duty Comal Co. corrections officer in Marble Falls

The Comal County Sheriff's Office says Officer Cynthia Young was in Marble Falls with her family to watch a Fourth of July fireworks show when she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a street on foot. (Photo courtesy: Comal County Sheriff's Office)

A drunk driver struck and killed an off-duty Comal County corrections officer on Tuesday.

The Comal County Sheriff's Office says Officer Cynthia Young was in Marble Falls with her family to watch a Fourth of July fireworks show when she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a street on foot.

The sheriff's office says the driver ran a stop sign.

Officer Young was transported to a local hospital but she died from her injuries.

She began her career at the sheriff’s office in 2009.

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