AUSTIN -- A San Antonio man is accused of hitting and killing a cyclist early Sunday morning on a bridge in downtown Austin.
Brian Adam Mahy, 26, has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. His bond was set at $100,000.
Austin police said Mahy called 911 from an Embassy Suites Hotel nearly two hours after the bicyclist was fatally struck on the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.
According to a police report, Mahy was driving at a high rate in a black Ford Mustang when he moved from the center lane to the right lane to pass the vehicle in front of him.
"The Mustang crashed into the bicyclist, then left the scene and did not stop to render aid to the bicyclist," according to the report.
Police said the victim, Robert Anthony Ramirez, was pronounced dead at the scene.
News of the crash rallied cycling advocate Christopher Stanton, who founded the Ghisallo Foundation. He said drivers need to remember that Austin law requires drivers to allow three feet when passing a cyclist.
Police said Ramirez was biking home after work in the downtown area.