Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 3:22 a.m.
Location: 4900 Block N IH 35 NB Proper
Deceased: Barnes, Karen Everlena, Black female born August 16, 1959
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified Karen Everlena Barnes as the deceased pedestrian in the June 2 fatality crash on N IH 35. Officers responded to the 4900 block in references to an 18-wheeler that struck a pedestrian. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver stayed at the 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 47th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 49 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.