Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
Time: 11:50 p.m.
Location: 3900 N IH 35
Deceased: Roberta Gail Ruggles, White female, (D.O.B. 11-11-1986)
The preliminary investigation shows that an Austex Flatbed truck struck a female pedestrian in the 3900 block of N IH 35. The preliminary investigation shows that the pedestrian was walking westbound across IH 35 on the highway in the 3900 block. The vehicle was in the right lane when the driver saw another vehicle slow but didn’t know why. The truck moved to the left lane to avoid the other vehicle and struck the pedestrian who had started walking into the left lane. The driver applied the brakes but struck the pedestrian with the right side of the vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene at 12:10 a.m.
Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-8581. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 36th fatal traffic crash of 2020, resulting in 38 fatalities this year. At this time in 2019, there were 34 traffic fatalities.