AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former police officer for the Austin Independent School District has been indicted in connection with the hit-and-run case that severely injured a woman in February.
Adam Marsh, 33, was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on July 31 on a charge of accident involving serious bodily injury. He was booked into the jail on Saturday, Aug. 4 and posted bond the same day.
Marsh is suspected of hitting Michelle Gonzales on Feb. 9 while she was walking at the Walmart gas station on East Ben White Boulevard near Interstate 35. According to the indictment, Marsh failed to “immediately stop the vehicle” and failed to “immediately return.”
Surveillance video from the gas station shows a pick-up truck striking Gonzales and leaving the scene. Police released the video and a description of the truck with the hopes of getting tips on who the driver could be.
“[Finding out about the indictment was] like the first time I started talking after three months [in the hospital.] It feels like the beginning of the fight. It feels like I can breathe. I’m very happy. I cried with my mom and my sister,” Gonzales said in a statement issued by her attorney.
Marsh, who was an AISD officer, was placed on administrative leave in March, once police notified the district there was a possibility Marsh was involved in the hit-and-run. The school district confirms he was no longer employed with them as of Aug. 2.