Deceased: Leonel Hernandez, Hispanic male (D.O.B. 10-14-59)
On Monday, January 29, 2018 at approximately 10:42 a.m., officers and EMS responded to an injured bicyclist lying in a yard in the 4800 block of Teri Rd. Officers assisted as EMS attended to the victim who had significant trauma to his head. Witnesses reported seeing the victim dragging a damaged bicycle just prior to him collapsing. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe Hernandez was likely struck by a vehicle.
The victim, who has been identified as Leonel Hernandez, died at a local hospital on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8544. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s sixth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in seven fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were five fatal traffic crashes and five 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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