Austin – Douglas Vogelsass Struck and Killed by Car on US 290
Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 8:45 am
The pedestrian who died after getting hit by a vehicle on US Highway 290 has been identified by Austin Police Department, Sunday.
According to reports, the pedestrian was identified as 54-year-old Douglas Joseph Vogelsass.
Vogelsass was seen walking on the northbound side of William Cannon Drive just before 1:00 a.m. prior to the accident. As he attempted to cross the highway at the intersection, he was then hit by a passing Ford truck. He was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene.
The driver of the Ford stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No charges are expected to be filed against the drive, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Harris County Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
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