On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a crash between an SUV and a pedestrian in the 3100 block of East SH 71 WB. The unidentified pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the SUV remained on scene and was later transported to the hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries. The driver was not impaired and is cooperating with the investigation.
This incident is being investigated as Austin's 63rd fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 66 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, 71 fatal crashes resulted in 73 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
Anyone with any information should contact APD's Vehicular Homicide unit at 512-974-8111. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.