ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — New court documents show the driver who hit and killed Stony Point High School Coach Sean Kelley was involved in another hit and run crash minutes before the deadly crash.
Javier Morales-Ramirez’s wife told police on Friday, Dec. 2, she met her husband before 11 p.m. at La Tapatia Bar at 2132 N. Mays St. While there, they got into a fight and her husband drove off.
At 10:57 p.m., Round Rock police say they received a 911 call stating a driver struck a vehicle in the parking lot of Kerbey Lane Cafe, which is also where La Tapatia Bar is located. The victim was able to give officers a license plate of a silver Dodge truck that was registered to Morales-Ramirez.
Two minutes later, police received multiple 911 calls about a truck driver hitting a pedestrian, later identified as Kelley, at the corner of Mays Street and Main Street. At the scene of the crash, officers found a vehicle hood emblem and the left headlight assembly. Realizing the vehicle description was similar to the case in the Kerbey Lane Cafe parking lot, officers checked their license plate reader database and found that it was recently scanned at 2500 Louis Henna Blvd.
When officers went to the address, they found a Dodge truck that had damage consistent with the recent collision as well as blood on the hood. Morales-Ramirez, 33, was found inside his apartment. According to an affidavit, when questioned, the suspect said he drove the vehicle home from Home Depot to his apartment and did not know how the damage happened.
Morales-Ramirez is currently charged with failure to stop and render aid in connection with Kelley’s death.