Man hit, killed while crossing SH 46 in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — A man who was trying to cross a highway in New Braunfels after he crashed his vehicle was struck and killed by a driver in a pickup truck.

New Braunfels police say the crash happened just after midnight in the 1100 block of State Highway 46.

Initial information indicates 32-year-old Rudy Varela Jr. of New Braunfels was driving along SH 45 when he lost control and struck a guard rail. Police say Varela got out of his vehicle and tried to run cross the southbound lanes but was hit by a 42-year-old man driving a Ford Ranger.

Varela was taken to a hospital in San Antonio where he died a short time later.

While the crash is still being investigated, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the pickup truck. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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