Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 6:20 a.m.
Location: 10500 block of N IH 35 SB
Deceased: David Hilburn Sell, White male, DOB 07/09/1987
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2000 Peterbilt semi truck was travelling southbound in the center lane on IH 35 when it struck pedestrian David Sell. The driver stopped as soon as it was possible to do so and remained on scene. He reported not seeing the pedestrian prior to impact given that it was still dark at the time of the crash. Sell was pronounced deceased at the scene at 6:24 a.m. No charges are expected to be filed.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s first fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in one fatality this year. At this time in 2018, there was one fatal traffic crash and two traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.