The preliminary investigation shows that a 2015 Dodge Ram truck was traveling northbound in the 6300 block of IH 35 when the driver struck a pedestrian who was standing in the inside lane. The driver did not see the pedestrian as it was dark at the time of the crash. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver stayed on scene and showed no signs of impairment.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s fifty-six fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were fifty-one fatal traffic crashes and fifty-three traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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