Time: 9:42 p.m.
Date: October 11, 2021
Location: 700 block of E. Ben White Blvd. WB Svrd.
Deceased: Hispanic male, 45 years of age
Arrested: Felton Deaunte Armstrong III, Black male, 27 years of age
On October 11, 2021, at approximately 9:42 p.m., APD officers responded to the 700 block of E. Ben White Blvd. WB service road for an auto and pedestrian crash. The initial investigation shows that a 2005 white Toyota 4Runner was traveling westbound in the 700 block of E. Ben White. A pedestrian was crossing Ben White, mid-block and was struck by the 4Runner. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the 4Runner left the scene and was later located and arrested for failure to stop and render aid.
Felton Deaunte Armstrong III
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This is Austin’s 91st fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 98 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 68 fatal crashes resulting in 73 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.