Deceased: Timothy Wayne Boykin, White male (D.O.B. 10-15-72)
Arrested: Olivia Madeleine Hamalainen Gruwell, White female (21 years of age)
The preliminary investigation shows that a maroon, 1996 Yamaha moped was traveling northbound in the right lane of the 3400 block of Red River Street. A silver, 2012 Jeep Wrangler was also northbound in the right lane of Red River Street. The Wrangler failed to maintain an assured clear distance, striking the moped and failing to stop and render aid. The Wrangler continued driving northbound on Red River Street.
The Wrangler driver was later located in the 900 block of E. 37th Street. The driver, who officers determined to be intoxicated, has been identified as 21-year-old Olivia Madeleine Hamalainen Gruwell. Gruwell has been charged with failure to stop and render aid and intoxication manslaughter.
The moped driver identified as Timothy Wayne Boykin, was located in the 3500 block of Red River Street, where he was pronounced deceased.
This case is still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-5576. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android. This is Austin’s seventh fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in eight fatalities this year. At this time in 2017, there were seven fatal traffic crashes and 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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