Deceased: Stefanie Marie Torres, White female, DOB 07/06/1980
The preliminary investigation shows that a 2017 White, Volvo Truck Tractor was traveling northbound in the 8200 block of N IH-35 NB proper, in the outside lane. A pedestrian, identified as Stefanie Marie Torres, 38, was attempting to cross the highway when the vehicle struck her.
Torres was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The truck driver stayed on scene. No charges will be filed at this time.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s sixtieth fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in sixty-one fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were fifty-five fatal traffic crashes and fifty-seven 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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