Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 6:25 p.m.
Location: Sandshof Dr. and Loyola Ln.
Deceased: Braulia Arce Hernandez, Hispanic female, (D.O.B. 3-5-44)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 BMW BX5 was traveling westbound on Loyola Ln. when it struck a pedestrian who was walking from south to north across the roadway. The elderly pedestrian, along with another family member, were standing in the center median that divides east to westbound lanes of Loyola Ln. The pedestrian began to walk across Loyola Ln. and was struck in the middle of the roadway. The driver of the BMW remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. No charges are expected at this time.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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 second fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in two fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were no traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.