Deceased: Michael James Trujillo, Hispanic Male (D.O.B 10/26/82)
The preliminary investigation shows that a red 2008 Ford Escape was traveling westbound in the left lane of East Braker Ln. Two pedestrians crossed in front of the Escape, one of the pedestrians was hit by the vehicle. The pedestrians were crossing mid-block. There was not an intersection or crosswalk for them to be in.
Trujillo, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center by Austin-Travis County E.M.S. He died as a result of his injuries at 12:48 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
This case is still being investigated. 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 and Android. This is Austin’s 33rd fatal traffic crash and the 35th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 38 fatal traffic crashes and 38 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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