Driver who hit, killed SA teacher four years ago still at large

South Texas Crime Stories: Vanessa Puente

SAN ANTONIO – A search for a hit-and-run driver continues four years after a beloved teacher was killed back in 2015.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 2015, 38-year-old Vanessa Puente and a friend were walking along Silver Maple Street, just off Potranco Road in far west Bexar County.

Just after 1:30 a.m. a dark-colored SUV struck Puente and drove off.

Deputies arrived to find Puente on the ground, and she was taken to University Hospital where she later died.

Days after her death, Puente's family and friends passed out fliers and talked to residents in west Bexar County trying to find out any information.

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Puente was an art teacher at Southwest High School.

A $5,000 reward is available for any information that would lead to an arrest. 

All that is known of the suspected vehicle is that it is possibly a dark-colored Ford Expedition with damage on the passenger side. 

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (210) 224 - STOP 

About the Author:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast Texas Crime Stories.