New Braunfels Man Fleeing Scene of Disturbance Dies in Rollover Incident
A suspected drunk driver fleeing the scene of a disturbance in the 1200 block of Gruene Road Saturday night died after his truck struck another vehicle near the intersection of Loop 337 and Hanz Drive.
New Braunfels police said the driver of the other vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Guadalupe County, was uninjured in the incident.
Forty-three-year-old Ryan Patrick Ingle of New Braunfels died at the scene after he was ejected from his truck during the rollover accident.
Paramedics with the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived at the scene within moments but were unable to revive Patrick.
Next of kin has been notified and Judge of the Peace Pct. 3 Mike Rust ordered an autopsy.
New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) said in a statement issued this morning they arrived at the scene of a disturbance-in-progress in the 1200 block of Gruene Road around 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
The allegedly intoxicated Ingle was making threats against employees of a business at this location.
When approached by off-duty law enforcement officers providing security, he fled on foot into a nearby large parking lot, got behind the wheel of his silver Toyota Tacoma, and drove away after ignoring orders to stop.
The officer and nearby witnesses were nearly struck by the truck.
NBPD officers lost sight of the vehicle until it was located at the entrance gate to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Ranch Parkway.
An officer got out of their car to make contact with Ingle but he sped away, traveling south of Loop 337 toward Common Street.
NBPD said in a statement that police were unable to catch up with Ingle’s truck before it struck the white Chevrolet Camaro.
The area of loop 337 from Hanz Drive to Rivercrest Drive was closed for approximately five and one-half hours while NBPD’s Traffic Unit conducted a full accident-reconstruction investigation.