Deceased: Jonathan Deleon, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 2-23-1989)
The preliminary investigation shows that Jonathan Deleon was standing near the rear driver’s side of a parked vehicle in the 2000 block of East Cesar Chavez when a white van or some type of SUV travelling westbound struck him before fleeing. Mr. Deleon was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he was pronounced deceased.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the APD 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 fifty-fifth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in fifty-six fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were fifty fatal traffic crashes and fifty-two 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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