Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 7:16 p.m.
Location: 200 block of E. Ben White Blvd. Service Road Eastbound
Deceased: Theodore Tjomsland, White male (D.O.B. 4-20-63)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 1993, black Honda Civic was traveling eastbound in the 200 block of E. Ben White Blvd. in the left lane of the service road when it struck a wheelchair-bound pedestrian. The pedestrian was traveling north to south across the frontage road. The pedestrian was in the lane of travel at the time of the crash. The driver of the Honda remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. No charges are expected to be filed at this time. The pedestrian, identified as Theodore Tjomsland, died at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 17th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 18 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were seven traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.