Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 2:35 a.m.
Location: 12200 block of N. IH 35 Southbound proper
Deceased: D.J. Davis, Black male, (D.O.B. 2-28-85)
The preliminary investigation shows that a silver, 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling southbound in the middle lane of the 12200 block of N. IH 35 southbound. A pedestrian was attempting to cross from the center median to the west side of the highway when he was struck by the Mercury. The driver of the Mercury immediately took the next exit, pulled into a gas station and waited for police. The driver is cooperating with the investigation. It is not believed that driver impairment, speeding, or weather/road conditions were factors in this incident. Life-saving measures were attempted on the pedestrian by the Austin Fire Department (AFD) and Austin-Travis County EMS, but the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and died on scene at 3:05 a.m.
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 33rd fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 35 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 30 traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.