Date: June 26, 2021
Time: 3:20 p.m.
Location: South Congress Avenue and Alpine Road
Deceased: Mitchell Lesley Pitman, White male, born April 9, 1970
The Austin Police Department (APD) has identified Mitchell Lesley Pitman as the deceased in the June 26 fatality crash on S. Congress Avenue and Alpine Rd.
APD responded to a crash at South Congress Avenue and Alpine Rd. where a gray 2021 Jeep Gladiator made a left turn on Alpine Road while a motorcycle driven by Mitchell Lesley Pitman, was traveling in the left lane on South Congress Ave. The Jeep turned in front of the motorcycle which caused Mitchell Lesley Pitman to fall off the motorcycle and onto the ground.
Mitchell Lesley Pitman was transported to St. David’s South Austin Hospital and died on July 6, 2021 at 6:43 p.m.
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.
You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s 58th fatal traffic crash of 2021, resulting in 60 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2020, there were 40 fatal crashes resulting in 42 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.