Police seek information on hit-and-run crash in San Marcos

    Larissa Ybarra (right) has been released from the hospital, but her father (left) is still fighting for his life after a hit-and-run Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Larissa Ybarra)

    San Marcos authorities are seeking information regarding an auto vs. pedestrian crash that left one man in the Intensive Care Unit Saturday.

    The incident happened at approximately 10:29 p.m. near the intersection of N. LBJ Dr. and Hutchison Street.

    Police say Pedro Ybarra, a 54-year-old father, and his 23-year-old daughter Larissa were hit by a vehicle while crossing the Hutchison crosswalk.

    "The walking sign was up, and we checked around, and there were no cars," said Larissa Ybarra. "We started waving, and yelling at it to slow down. The next thing was headlights in our face."

    At that point, police say the SUV drove off.

    Both victims were transported to Seton Hays, and although Larissa has been released, Pedro - who goes by Pete - is in a medically-induced coma after suffering head injuries, possible permanent brain damage.

    Ybarra says her father saved her life.

    "My dad threw himself in front of me to block me from the vehicle, and I felt the impact, but it was soft because it was his body," Ybarra said.

    Witnesses say they saw a maroon colored 2007-2010 model 4-door Chevrolet Tahoe with possible damage to the driver side bumper fleeing the scene, but no one was able to get a license plate number.

    The witnesses said they observed the suspect go north on LBJ Dr, west on Hutchison St, south on Guadalupe St, and then west on Hopkins St.

    "The driver should have stopped. The driver had to have known that he or she had to have struck an individual, or both of them," said San Marcos Police Commander Kelly Bomersbach. "Do the right thing. This should be weighing on your conscience. Come forward. Eventually, we're going to find you anyway."

    Ybarra says her father was in stable condition after surgery Monday evening, but is still in the medically-induced coma.

    Now, she and the rest of the family are hoping the driver comes forward to police.

    "We can't take it back now, but that's all we ask for. Turn yourself in, and help us that way," Ybarra said.

    Anyone with information regarding is asked to please contact Detective Travis Davidson at (512) 753- 2315.

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