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Austin- Big-Rig Collision on Interstate 35

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 5:14 am    

An early Tuesday crash involving a big-rig caused the death of a man on Interstate 35, Austin police confirmed.

According to initial reports, the fatal wreck took place in the 9500 block of I-35 South near Middle Fiskville Road. Police said that a man was trying to cross the southbound lanes of the freeway when he was hit by a big-rig. The impact of the collision killed the pedestrian instantly. His identification has not been closed.

The driver of the truck was not identified. Whether he stayed or escaped the scene was not confirmed by local authorities.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 35 were shut down to clear the site. It was then reopened after a few hours.

Investigators are still looking into the case. Anyone who has information that will help with the investigation is encouraged to step forward.

With sincerest sympathies, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. We strongly believe that the Austin Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

According to statistics, at least one person dies from a car accident every two minutes. Most common causes of Texas car accidents include unsafe lane change, following too closely or tailgating, failing to yield, and speeding.

While on the road, it is important to avoid any form of distractions and be completely aware of our surroundings. We have to be reminded of how our choices while behind the wheel can affect other people’s lives.


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