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New Braunfels Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk

Kelsey Tucker1 year ago

The New Braunfels Police have identified the man who was struck and killed on I-35 Saturday night.

About the New Braunfels Accident

According to KEYE-TV, 54-year-old Austin resident Manuel Herrera Jr. died after he was struck by a 23-year-old New Braunfels man.

The incident occurred in the 4800 block of I-35 North. The driver was trying to cross the highway near the TA Truck Stop.

Police say the driver was treated at the scene and released with minor injuries. 

A press release revealed that there are no pending charges against the driver. 

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in 2013. This averages to one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 485 deaths in 2013.
  • An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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