Deceased: Edgar Montoya, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 5-10-89)
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was attempting to cross the 1500 block of N. IH 35 from west to east. A semi tractor-trailer and multiple other vehicles struck the pedestrian. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained on scene and the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 55th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 57 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 47 fatal traffic crashes and 48 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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