Heroic 'last act': T-Swift fan killed by alleged drunk driver in Houston … – USA TODAY

A hit-and run driver struck and killed a Taylor Swift fan heading home from her concert in Houston over the weekend, police said.
Alan Bryant Hayes, 34, was charged with third-offense felony driving while intoxicated and failure to stop and render aid in connection to the Saturday night crash, Houston Police reported.
The victim, 20-year-old Jacob Lewis, was driving back from Swift’s “Eras” Tour at NRG Stadium when the car was became stalled on the Southwest Freeway, family members and police said.
“His last act was to push his sister to safety on a dark street,” his father Steve Lewis told USA TODAY on Tuesday morning. “He was a bright light… touched so many people. We’re all struggling with this loss.”
According to a preliminary investigation, Lewis was in a red Buick LaCrosse when the car broke down. Lewis got out of the car and was attempting to push it from behind while his sister was behind the wheel, police said.
Hayes, driving a black Volkswagen Beetle, then struck Lewis and the Buick, police said.
The victim’s mother, Karyn Lewis, said his sister, 26-year-old April Bancroft, attended the concert with her brother and witnessed her brother’s death.
“I immediately ran to him and called 911,” Bancroft told ABC 13. “And that was it.”
Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim dead. Bancroft was also injured and police said she received treatment at a hospital.
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Hayes fled and was followed by a wrecker driver to a nearby street where he ditched the vehicle fled on foot.  He was later taken into custody, treated for minor injuries and booked into jail.
Jail records showed Hayes remained incarcerated on $120,000 bail Tuesday.
According to his mother, Lewis graduated from Taylor High School in Katy and was set to start his sophomore year in the musical theater program at Sam Houston State University. 
“Jacob was an amazing young man,” his mother said. “Everyone says he gave the best hugs. He towered over everyone at 6 foot 5 inches, but never made anyone feel ‘small’ He made sure to include everyone and was accepting of them for who they were. He came alive on stage. Performing and singing were everything to him. It gave him such joy.”
She said her son spent his summers with Theatre Victoria in Texas for summer camps and performing in their musicals.
Passionate about his studies, his friends, and his hobbies, his father said his pastimes also included playing, Pokeman, Dungeons and Dragons and video games. 
“It was Jacob’s love of Pokémon that introduced this family to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and he would qualify for the Pokémon World Championships 3 times,” his father wrote. “Jacob competed against players from all over the world in Vancouver in 2013, Boston in 2015, and San Francisco in 2016.”
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