Deceased: David John Medrano | Hispanic Male | 6/9/1970
Suspect vehicle description:
The preliminary investigation shows that a pedestrian was running from west to east on N. Lamar Blvd. in the 8700 block towards a Capital Metro bus stop. At the time, a Capital Metro bus was present. The pedestrian was struck by a dark colored, small SUV or truck as he was running across Lamar towards the bus stop. The vehicle continued to travel northbound on Lamar and fled the scene. The pedestrian was transported the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died upon arrival.
The suspect vehicle possibly has damage to its right, front end.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s 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 25th fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in 26 fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were 21 fatal traffic crashes and 22 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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