Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 12:53 a.m.
Location: 5600 block of S. Congress Avenue
Deceased: James Taylor Bourgeois, White male, D.O.B. 5-17-63
The preliminary investigation revealed that a tan, 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound in the 5600 block of S. Congress Avenue. The truck was in the far right lane, getting ready to move into the turn lane to head east on Stassney Ln. The pedestrian was crossing from westbound to eastbound, mid-block, about 150 feet from a controlled crosswalk. The driver of the truck did not see the pedestrian prior to impact. The pedestrian, James Bourgeois, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver remained on scene and there were no signs of impairment.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 18th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 19 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 19 fatal traffic crashes and 20 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.