Austin– Laura Wray Hit by Car on Interstate 35
Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 2:51 pm
The Austin Police department has identified the woman struck by a vehicle on Interstate 35 north of Austin near East Koenig Lane.
According to initial reports, the accident took place last Saturday on the northbound side of I-35. A pedestrian was crossing the highway when she was struck by a Ford F-150. The impact of the collision killed the woman instantly. She was later identified the victim as 58-year-old Laura Wray.
No other injuries were reported.
It is not yet confirmed if the driver of the pickup truck stayed at the scene. His identification remains unknown.
The Austin PD is handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to contact the authorities.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the deceased victim. We strongly believe that the Austin Police Department will do everything to bring those who are responsible to justice.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.