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DPS: Father left injured girls at Kendall County crash scene

Aurelio Moran, 30, caught by Austin police


SAN ANTONIO – Captured in Austin after a brief foot chase Wednesday, the father of three injured girls is expected to be charged with leaving his daughters at the scene of a crash Monday evening outside of Boerne.

Deon Cockrell, a Department of Public Safety spokesman, said Aurelio Moran, 30, is expected to be charged with failure to stop and render aid, involving serious bodily injury.

Cockrell said Moran was speeding Monday evening when his car rolled over several times along FM 1376, the Hill Country highway between Boerne and Sisterdale, coming to rest right-side up in a driveway near Comanche Trail Road.

"As a result of the crash, two minors were ejected from the vehicle," Cockrell said.

He said the 14-year-old was laying on the ground, but her 3-year-old sister was pinned beneath the front passenger tire.

Cockrell said Good Samaritans were able to lift up the small car that had caught fire to free the critically injured child, then pulled out her 8-year-old sister trapped inside the vehicle.

"Had they not stopped and assisted in this incident, it could have been a lot worse," Cockrell said.

A witness said one of the children was heard asking about her dad.

Authorities said Moran apparently ran off into the woods. A two-day manhunt by DPS and the Kendall County Sheriff's Office led to Austin, where police caught up with Moran after a brief foot chase.

Law enforcement at the scene report Moran had a troubled past. They said he was a parole violator with an ankle monitor, and was rushing home because of his curfew, and he was under a protective order filed in Kendall County, to stay away from his children.

Cockrell said Moran also will be charged with violating his protective order.

As of Thursday evening, the youngest child wa in critical condition at University Hospital, and the other two with broken bones were in stable condition.