Time: 4:55 a.m.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: 15100 block of N IH 35 NB
Deceased: Anthony McGruder, White male, born 07/18/1975
On Friday, July 29th, 2022, at approximately 4:55 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a report of a crash in the 15100 block of N IH-35 NB. The driver of an 18-wheeler was traveling on IH-35 NB when a vehicle driven by Anthony McGruder struck him from behind. McGruder died at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case should 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.
This crash is being investigated as Austin's 62nd fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 63 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 64 fatal crashes resulting in 69 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.