Deceased: Josman James, Other male (D.O.B. 6-28-97)
The preliminary investigation shows that a tan, 2004 Cadillac CTS and a maroon, 2005 Nissan Murano driven by Josman James were both northbound on Decker Lane approaching Loyola when the Cadillac struck the Murano, pushing it into the southbound lanes where it collided with a maroon, 2006 Cadillac DTS.
The driver of the 2004 Cadillac CTS, Ashley Shelsea Rodriguez-Dominguez, age 19, fled on foot, but was later located by patrol officers. She has been charged with Accident Involving Death (Failure to Stop and Render Aid).
James was transported to Dell Seton where he was pronounced deceased.
Ashley Shelsea Rodriguez-Dominguez
The case is still being investigated at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD's mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone or Android. This is Austin's tenth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in eleven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were ten fatal traffic crashes and ten traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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