Date: February 7, 2020
Time: 1:27 a.m.
Location: 6800 block of Bluff Springs Rd.
Deceased: Jacob Boelter, White male (D.O.B. 7-2-78)
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was in the inside, southbound lane of Bluff Springs Rd. when a 2015, black Nissan Rogue, heading southbound in the inside lane, struck the pedestrian with its left front. The pedestrian came to rest in the inside, northbound lane of Bluff Springs Rd. where he was struck by a 2002, green Mazda Protégé that was traveling northbound.
The pedestrian was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 3:24 a.m.
The driver of the Nissan contacted police when he heard there had been a fatality. The Nissan has since been impounded. The Mazda remained on the scene. No arrests have been made at this time.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 13th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 13 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were six traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.