City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 11:44 p.m.
Date: November 20, 2021
Location: 12300 block of N IH 35 SB
Deceased: John Herrera Boanerge, Hispanic male, August 20, 2003
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified John Herrera Boanerge as the deceased in the November 21 crash.
On November 20, 2021, at approximately 11:44 p.m., APD responded to a crash in the 12300 block of N IH 35 SB. Preliminary information shows a Honda crashed on the southbound side of N IH 35. The occupants of the Honda exited their vehicle after the crash. One of the occupants of the Honda, John Herrera Boanerge, was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling southbound on N IH 35. The unknown vehicle left the scene after striking him. The other occupant of the Honda also left the scene prior to police arrival.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
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This is Austin’s 100th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 108 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 77 fatal crashes resulting in 82 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.