Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 10:48 p.m.
Location: 4700 block of Burleson Road
Deceased: Juan Palacios | Hispanic male | 03/08/1964
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a grey, 2005 Ford F-150 was traveling westbound in the 4700 block of Burleson Road when two pedestrians walked into the path of the oncoming vehicle. Juan Palacios, one of the pedestrians, was struck. He was transported to Saint David’s South Austin Medical Center where he died on January 26, 2020.
The area where Juan Palacios and his companion were crossing was dark and there are no crosswalks in the area. No charges are expected to be filed in this case.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s eighth fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in eight fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were three traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.