DNA on deployed airbag leads to arrest of suspected hit-and-run driver in deadly wreck
SAN ANTONIO - Police have arrested a man accused of running a red light and killing another driver at a North Side intersection a year and a half ago.
The accident happened at Heimer and Perennial on February 19, 2016, when investigators say Ryan Legg ran a red light and hit a car driven by Frances O'Conner. Court papers state he did not stop to help the injured woman.
At the time of the accident, several witnesses gave officers descriptions of the hit-and-run driver and the car he was driving. Police found the damaged car a short time later and took DNA samples from the deployed airbag.
O'Conner died a few days after the wreck.
When Legg was first questioned about the accident, he claimed a friend was driving the car and that it was stolen, but a lab found the DNA on the airbag matched Legg. He is now charged with failure to stop and render aid.