North Austin crash kills man walking across Lamar

Austin Police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on N Lamar and Longspur. (photo courtesy Alicia Inns)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are investigating a deadly crash in North Austin involving a man walking across Lamar Boulevard early Wednesday morning. The wreck happened just after 3 a.m. at the corner of North Lamar and West Longspur boulevards, just north of Rundberg Lane. North Lamar Boulevard was closed for several hours at Longspur Boulevard while police investigate the crash.

Austin police say a driver heading south on Lamar Boulevard hit the man walking in the crosswalk. That driver did stop. However, a second car then hit the person — but did not stop and instead drove off. The first driver is cooperating with police and helping in the investigation, as are other witnesses to the crash. That includes a nearby dump truck driver.

Police say the lights were flashing yellow at the intersection, which means drivers have the right of way. Police say the man walking across the street was a 49-year-old man.

This was Austin’s 12th deadly traffic crash and the 12th death of 2015. At this time in 2014, there were five deadly crashes and seven deaths.

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