Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 6:52 p.m.
Location: 1143 Airport Blvd.
Deceased: Mauro Carrasco Mota, Hispanic male, (D.O.B. 11-13-57)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2014, silver Ford Focus was traveling northbound in the inside lane of the 1100 block of Airport Blvd. The Focus struck a pedestrian who was crossing Airport Blvd. from the west to east curb line. A 2020, blue Toyota Tacoma was traveling behind the Focus and also struck the pedestrian while he was laying in the roadway.
Both drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation. Driver impairment is not believed to be a factor in this auto-pedestrian collision and no charges are expected at this time.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. It is believed the pedestrian may have been impaired.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s third fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in three fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were no traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.