AUSTIN (KXAN) — The two teenagers who were killed in a hit-and-run incident Saturday night have been identified.
Sisters Hayden Weissman, 18, and Peyton Weissman, 16, died at the scene of the crash near the intersection of Windy Hill Road and northbound Interstate 35 frontage road. They were in the car with their dad, his girlfriend and another sister, according to Hays County Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. Those three were taken to the hospital and it’s not known how they’re doing as of Monday.
Smith added the family is from Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. They were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.
The sisters went to Wakeland High School in Frisco and counselors at the school were ready to help classmates mourn.
One of Hayden’s friends told NBC-5 in Dallas that the sisters went out of their way to be kind.
“Last year, I was new to Wakeland and my first day in english class, she could tell. She came to me and she said I can tell you’re new and where are you from? She just started a conversation with me. She was the person you wanted to be a friend. You wanted to be her friend,” classmate and friend, Lissy Gil said.
Hays County Sheriff’s deputies took a Macario Hernandez, 61, into custody. He was found and arrested after he ran away from the crash scene, according to local officials.
Hernandez is accused of driving his Dodge pickup truck and hitting the Honda sedan with the five people in it at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, according to Kyle city officials.
Hernandez faces two charges of Accident Causing Death, and three counts of Accident Causing Bodily Injury. Police say toxicology test results could potentially result in further charges.
On Monday, April 29, the Kyle PD Crash Team will shut down Windy Hill Rd. at I-35 after rush hour for accident reconstruction.