Date: June 3, 2021
Time: 11:25 a.m.
Location: 13300 block of S IH 35 Northbound Frontage Rd.
Deceased: James Zachary Paxton, White male, born 6-2-78
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified James Zachary Paxton as the deceased pedestrian in the June 3 fatality crash on the IH 35 frontage Rd. Mr. Paxton had stopped his vehicle on the shoulder to assist a motorist. He was outside of his vehicle and the driver of a 2007 Chrysler Van struck him. Mr. Paxton was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the van remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-6935, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 48th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 50 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 36 fatal crashes resulting in 38 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.