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Man charged for hit-and-run near Kyle that killed pedestrian

Tony Alberto Ponce-Zamora is charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. (Photo courtesy: Hays County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities have arrested a man accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run near Kyle.

Investigators with the Department of Public Safety say 32-year-old Micheal Delaney May was found dead Sunday at around 7 a.m. at the intersection of CR 157 and Goforth Road, about two miles east of Kyle.

Using surveillance video from a nearby business, troopers were able to identify the vehicle that struck May the night before. It was located at a residence nearby in the 500 block of Cotton Gin Road. It had damage to the passenger side head lamp and windshield.

DPS says 22-year-old Tony Alberto Ponce-Zamora admitted to driving the vehicle at the time of the crash and leaving the scene. Ponce said that shortly after the collision occurred, a Hays County deputy arrived on scene, but he failed to notify the deputy that he had struck someone with his truck.

Because Ponce withheld this information, May was not given medical attention and died due to his injuries, according to DPS.

Ponce is in custody at the Hays County Jail. He is charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting in death. He also has been placed under an ICE detainer, according to online jail records.


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