MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — A night spent watching Fourth of July fireworks on Lake Marble Falls turned deadly for an off-duty Comal County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer.
Marble Falls police say just before 11 p.m., 60-year-old Cynthia Lee Young of Spring Branch, Texas was hit by a driver in a Dodge pickup truck at the intersection of Main and Yett Streets. Witnesses who were still at Lakeside Park boat ramp notified first responders of the crash. Young was flown to a hospital in Austin where she later died.
The Comal County sheriff says her family safely made it across the road before she was hit. “Cynthia always had a smile and was a valuable member of the Sheriff’s Office. She was loved by many. We shall miss her a lot,” a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page says.
While the driver, identified as Thomas Pfeifer Jr., 33, of Cottonwood Shores, left the scene, police say he later turned himself into the police department. Pfeifer was booked into the Burnet County Jail charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.
Young began her career at the department as a member of the nursing staff in 2009. She later transitioned into the corrections office in 2012.