SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A cyclist who was killed Monday evening in a hit-and-run DWI accident in the Northwest side is identified as a prominent San Antonio surgeon. Fifty-eight-year-old Dr. Naji Kayruz was hit by an SUV on the access road of IH 10 near the Dominion.
The driver of the SUV, 48-year-old Melissa Peoples, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.
Investigators note that Kayruz was wearing a helmet and riding in a marked bike lane at the time of the accident.
Kayruz, who also participated in the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, leaves behind a wife and son.
Here’s a Facebook Post from Leticia Ramos, just one of many messages of condolences for Dr. Kayruz’s family.