The preliminary investigation shows that the deceased, Aric Maxwell, attempted to cross N. IH-35 proper from westbound to eastbound when he was struck by a silver, 2016 Chevy Equinox traveling southbound in the inside lane. Aric Maxwell was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died from his injuries. The driver of the Equinox remained on scene and showed no signs of impairment. No charges are expected to be filed.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5594. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 22nd fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 23 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 19 fatal traffic crashes and 20 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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