The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was crossing Manchaca Rd. from the bus stop located at the west curb line to the bus stop located at the east curb line. The area has sidewalks on both sides of Manchaca Rd. but no crosswalk is available at Manchaca and Berkett Dr. The pedestrian was struck by a white, 2014 Nissan that was traveling southbound on Manchaca Rd. when she was crossing.
The driver of the Nissan stayed at the scene and cooperated. Neither intoxication nor impairment are suspected to be factors in this crash. No charges are expected to be filed at this time.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s sixty-second fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in sixty-three fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were fifty-six fatal traffic crashes and fifty-eight 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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