Location: William Cannon Drive and Emerald Forest Drive
Deceased: David Tienda | White male | 04/08/1996
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a white, 2015 Ford F250 was traveling westbound in the far right lane on William Cannon Drive while David Tienda was attempting to cross northbound on Emerald Forest Drive against the light in a motorized wheelchair. The truck, which had the green light, proceeded through the intersection and struck David Tienda. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries where he died on October 16, 2019.
The driver of the truck remained on scene. No charges are expected.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading Austin PD’s free mobile app on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 66th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 68 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 56 fatal traffic crashes and 57 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.
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