Rebecca Salas Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Hays County, TX
Hays County, TX -- October 23, 2022, Rebecca Salas was killed due to an accident where a driver hit her motorcycle, then left the scene.
Authorities were called to the area of 5:19 a.m. along Highway 21 near Schubert Lane.
Investigators said that 51-year-old Rebecca Salas was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on the highway. It appears a Nissan Altima traveling southbound, then crossed into oncoming lanes where it crashed into Salas. Police say the Nissan driver then fled the scene.
Salas sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The runaway driver was not identified. At this time, investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Rebecca Salas Motorcycle Accident in Hays County
It's just infuriating to see something like this, though authorities having the vehicle in custody is a silver lining. That often means they will be able to locate the driver or whoever owns the vehicle to identify the suspect.
Of course, sometimes it's up the community to band together and stay vigilant for more information. Someone is often able to connect the dots and come forward, and I remain hopeful that will happen here if it hasn't already. Perhaps that will even help determine why the driver fled and whether or not there are unique legal avenues through which the victim's loved ones can get some much needed help. Are efforts continuing to bring a proper resolution to this tragedy?