Deceased: Cesar Saunders | Hispanic male | 04/27/2004
The preliminary investigation shows that a red, 2014 Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the 14000 block of N. IH-35 NB at approximately 10:54 p.m. on May 18, 2019 when the vehicle struck Cesar Saunders. Saunders was attempting to cross I-35 on foot.
The driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital and was later admitted to ICU. Cesar Saunders was also transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries at 1:14 a.m.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 31st fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 32 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 22 fatal traffic crashes and 23 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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