City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Time: 2:31 a.m.
Date: April 29, 2022
Location: 3400 block of E 7th St.
Deceased: Adam Gaconnet, White male, 12/19/1989
On April 29, 2022, at approximately 2:31 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to the 3400 block of E. 7th St. regarding a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The investigation shows Adam Gaconnet was driving a scooter when a vehicle hit him. Police charged the driver of the vehicle with DWI. Gaconnet died at the scene.
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 crash is being investigated as Austin’s 35th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 36 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 34 fatal crashes resulting in 36 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.