Deceased: Afshin Andrew Sustaita, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 2/5/1985)
The preliminary investigation shows that Afshin Sustaita attempted to cross eastbound in the 8900 block of S. I-35 NB on foot when he was struck by a 2009, blue Nissan Altima travelling northbound in the outside lane of traffic. Sustaita was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The case is still being investigated at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s seventeenth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in eighteen fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were twenty-one fatal traffic crashes and twenty-three traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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