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Austin— Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 35 Identified

Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 2:25 am    

The 31-year-old pedestrian who died in a collision at the 9500 block of North Interstate 35 has been identified, last Tuesday morning.

Austin Police Department responded to a wreck at around 6:30 a.m. A 2000 Peterbilt semi-truck was traveling along the southbound lanes of the freeway when it hit a pedestrian. The impact of the collision killed the man instantly. He was later identified as 31-year-old David Sell. No other injuries reported.

The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with local authorities. He told the police that he didn’t see Sell on the road as it was too dark during the time of the incident. His identification has not been disclosed.

No charges are expected to be filed but the crash remains under investigation.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities 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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