Criminal Justice

Man killed after Houston Taylor Swift concert by alleged drunk driver in hit-and-run

The suspect in the deadly early Saturday morning incident has previous arrests for DWI, according to authorities


Officers on the scene after a hit and run left a driver dead.

A man who attended Friday night’s Taylor Swift concert at NRG Stadium was killed after being hit by an alleged drunk driver.

The Houston Police Department said the suspect, Alan Bryant Hayes, has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated and failure to stop and render aid in the death of Jacob Lewis. Authorities say it’s Hayes’ third offense of a DWI.

Hayes, 34, allegedly struck Lewis, 20, who was pushing a disabled vehicle from the main lanes of Highway 59.

Lewis, who had just left the Taylor Swift concert, exited the vehicle and attempted to push the vehicle from behind while his sister stayed in the driver's seat. Hayes struck the Lewis and the vehicle.

Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene, while Lewis’ sister survived and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Hayes allegedly fled the scene and was followed by a tow truck driver, and then fled on foot. He was taken into custody on Caroline Street after an HPD officer caught him. Hayes was transported to a hospital for injuries, and subsequently charged in his role for the crash.

Hayes had a court appearance Monday and his bond was raised to $120,000. He will remain in custody at the Harris County Jail.

Friends and family are remembering Lewis as someone who loved musical theatre and Pokemon. He was a recent graduate of Taylor High School in Katy.

A GoFundMe in Lewis’ honor passed the $70,000 mark on Monday afternoon, with money still coming in. A majority of the donations were from Swift fans for $13, the singer’s lucky number.

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