North Lamar hit-and-run killed 66-year-old man

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are still looking for the person responsible in the hit-and-run on North Lamar Boulevard that killed Danny Wayne Worly, 66.

Worly was reportedly heading west — walking across the southbound lanes of North Lamar Boulevard near Payton Gin Road — on Monday evening when a pickup heading south in the left lane hit him. It happened in the 9200 block of Lamar Boulevard just after 9 p.m., according to police.

Witnesses told police the driver was in a red Ford pickup truck, which didn’t stop but instead took off.

EMS crews took Worly to University Medical Center Brackenridge, but police said he died a short time later.

Anyone with information is being asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-5576. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS (8477) if you have any information about the driver.

This is Austin’s 11th fatal traffic crash and the 15th death of 2014. At this time in 2013, there were 22 traffic deaths.

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