Deceased: Marcos Mauricio Morales, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 8-30-72)
The preliminary investigation shows that a blue, Ford pickup truck was driving southbound on Chicon Street when it struck a pedestrian who was walking in a southeast direction in the intersection of Chicon and Willow streets. After striking the pedestrian, the Ford truck briefly stopped but then fled the scene southbound on Chicon St. without stopping and rendering aid to the pedestrian. The pedestrian, identified as Mauricio Marcos Morales, was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas where he died a short time later.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4424. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s 56th fatal traffic crash and the 58th fatality of 2017. At this time in 2016, there were 59 fatal traffic crashes and 60 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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