Location: 500 block N. IH 35 service road southbound
Deceased: Mark Sands, White male, DOB 10/23/1997
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2006 silver Volkswagen Jetta operated by an Uber driver was traveling southbound in the right lane of N. IH-35 southbound on the service road. The Jetta changed lanes to enter the ramp of southbound IH 35 when it encountered a Lime scooter. The pedestrian on the scooter was traveling the wrong way, northbound in the southbound left lane of the IH-35 service road. The pedestrian was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. He was pronounced deceased at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. The Uber driver remained on scene and is cooperating as this investigation continues.
The toxicology results in this case are still pending.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s fifth fatal traffic crash of 2019, resulting in five fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were six fatal traffic crashes and seven 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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