Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 9:37 p.m.
Location: 3600 block of South Capital of Texas Highway SB
Deceased: Jesus Servantez, Hispanic male, DOB 02/18/2003
The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a silver, 2018 KIA was traveling in the center lane of the 3600 block of South Capital of Texas Highway SB when the car collided with Jesus Servantez, a pedestrian in the roadway. The driver remained at the scene and told investigators that he did not see Servantez prior to the crash.
Jesus Servantez was transported to Saint David’s South Austin Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries on January 21, 2019. No charges are expected to be filed.
APD is investigating this case. Anyone with information regarding this case should call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-3761. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This is Austin’s third fatal traffic crash of 2018, resulting in three fatalities this year. At this time in 2018, there were two fatal traffic crashes and three traffic fatalities.
These statements are based on the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.