Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Time: 11:33 p.m.
Location: 1000 block of Old Bastrop Hwy
Deceased: Gilbert Hernandez Cortinas, Hispanic male, 9/27/1950
On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 11:33 p.m., APD officers responded to an auto-pedestrian crash in the 1000 block of Old Bastrop Hwy. The initial investigation shows that a grey, 2006 Toyota Sienna was traveling northbound when the vehicle made contact with Gilbert Hernandez Cortinas, who was in the roadway for an unknown reason. Despite life-saving attempts by Austin-Travis County EMS, Gilbert Cortinas was pronounced deceased on scene at 11:48 p.m.
The driver of the Sienna remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators. It does not appear that impairment or speed were a factor in this crash.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 46th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 51 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 43 traffic fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.