The preliminary investigation shows that a silver, 2017 Kia Sorento was traveling southbound in the far left lane of the 13100 block of N. I-35. The pedestrian was running across I-35 towards the northbound lanes, when he was struck by the Sorento.
The pedestrian, identified as 15-year-old Sajjad Zaid Alqassab, was transported to Round Rock Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 66th fatal traffic crash and the 71st fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 71 fatal traffic crashes and 73 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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