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Driver indicted in July 4th pedestrian death

A Cottonwood Shores man accused of striking and killing a pedestrian with his truck at Lakeside Park after the Fourth of July fireworks has been indicted on second-degree charges of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle as well as manslaughter and accident involving death.

Thomas Joseph Pfeifer Jr., 33, was indicted by a Burnet County grand jury on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and was taken into custody on Sunday, Sept. 10. He is set to be arraigned before Judge Allan Garrett at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. Pfeifer has hired local defense attorney Eddie Shell to represent him.


Comal County officer was July 4 pedestrian victim

Contributed/Comal County Sheriff's Office

The Comal County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Cynthia Young, pictured here in her official photo as a corrections officer. She was the victim in the pedestrian fatality following the Marble Falls Community Fireworks event in Lakeside Park July 4.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The exhilaration of the Marble Falls Community Fire Works show was shattered at about 10:20 p.m. last night, Tuesday, July 4, when a pedestrian, Cynthia Lee Young, 60, of Spring Branch, was struck and killed as she was leaving the event.

It has since been learned that young was a corrections officer with the Comal County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).

As Young and her family left Lakeside Park through Falls Creek Park area, she was struck by an eastbound pickup on Yett Street at the intersection with Main Street. Her family crossed the street safely.

"Traffic leaving the celebration in Lakeside Park was down to not even an a trickle of stragglers when this occurred," said Detective Capt. Tom Dillard, one of a large team of Marble Falls Police Department officers on the scene or on duty until about 4 a.m. Wednesday. "We had begun our debriefing at the mobile command center when we heard shouts for help.

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