Hit-and-run kills man during morning jog
by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and Photojournalist SCOTT MCKENNEY
June 10, 2012
AUSTIN — Orange paint marks still mark the spot on the road where
police say a man struck a jogger and kept driving. Investigators found
the man’s crashed vehicle, but the driver got away. Family members say
the jogger was Mark Gobble, who had worked as a history teacher at the
Texas School of the Deaf.
Gobble was jogging around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when police say a car left
the road and hit him near the intersection of Slaughter Lane and
Escarpment Boulevard. Witnesses say his body landed about 30 feet away.
A doctor who lives nearby administered CPR.
“I was gonna follow the guy, see where he went, but I looked over and
saw a guy on the ground,” the neighbor said.
Gobble was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he
Gobble’s wife, who only communicates with sign language, told KVUE she
hopes whoever did this to her husband is brought to justice.
The driver was in a gray Toyota pickup. Police say the driver is a man
in his mid 20’s and was wearing a light colored T-shirt. If you have
any information in the case, call Austin police.
Note: You can find more about Mark Gobble thru our Deaf Network site archives.