Time: 8:35 a.m.
Date: August 17, 2022
Location: Intersection of Way Ln and South Bay Ln
Deceased: Sandra K. Neilsen, White female, 04/23/1952
Suspect: Unknown white male
On August 17, 2022, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Way Lane and South Bay Lane. The crash occurred when a car hit a pedestrian crossing the street. The vehicle's driver kept going, driving northbound on South Bay Ln towards Back Bay Ln. The pedestrian, identified as Sandra Neilsen, was taken to the hospital, where she died on August 18, 2022. This is an ongoing investigation.
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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.
This crash is being investigated as Austin’s 64th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 65 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 72 fatal crashes resulting in 78 fatalities.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash and investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.