Deceased: Richard Stacy Stader, White male (D.O.B. 1-26-80)
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2010 blue Honda Accord was traveling westbound on Wells Branch Parkway at the IH-35 southbound service road when a pedestrian crossed north against the traffic signal and was struck by the driver of the Honda. The driver fled immediately following the crash. The suspect vehicle was located but the driver has yet to be located.
The pedestrian, Richard Stacy Stader, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8255. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 43rd fatal traffic crash and the 45th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 47 fatal traffic crashes and 47 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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