SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A 19-year-old was hit and killed along Ranch Road 12 in front of a fraternity house over the weekend, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office tells KXAN News.
The victim, Luis Xavier Alvarez, was struck by a vehicle at around 2:20 a.m. Sunday. A Texas Department of Public Safety report indicates the crash happened about five miles northwest of San Marcos.
A spokesperson for DPS says Alvarez and his friend were walking on RR 12 when they were hit by a driver traveling eastbound on the road. The driver told police he did not see the group of young adults walking on the road.
The driver, a 23-year-old from Irving, did stop and helped perform CPR on Alvarez. His friend was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Alvarez’s family tell KXAN he went by his middle name, Xavier. His sister said he was loved by friends and family and lived more fully than anyone she had met.
A spokesperson for Texas State University says Alvarez was not a student with the university, but that he was trying to attend a fraternity event and was turned away. The university could not confirm which fraternity he was trying to go to. A building, which appears to be a fraternity house, is near the crash site. Some friends of Xavier dispute the university’s account.
On Saturday, a Texas State student’s body was found under a bus at a fraternity party southeast of San Marcos. Investigators say 20-year-old Jordin Taylor was dragged more than 500 feet after being hit by the bus.