Austin police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead near a southeast intersection early Wednesday morning.
Details of the Fatal Austin Hit-and-Run
KVUE reports the crash occurred near the intersection of Montopolis and East Riverside Drive shortly before 6:00 am.
Officials identified the victim as an adult male. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver fled in his vehicle.
One witness reported seeing a Capital Metro bus in the area at the time of the crash, but neither ADP nor CapMetro could confirm that a bus was involved in the fatal crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
Hit-and-Run Facts and Statistics
The following information was provided by AAA:
- Since 2006, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year.
- Nearly 65% of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Between 2009 and 2018, hit-and-run deaths increased an average of 7.2 percent each year.
- Per capita, the states with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs are:
- New Mexico
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