DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) – A man Austin police believe was standing in the middle of the road on Friday when he was killed by traffic has been identified.
Police said Ira Hodge Jr., 45, was hit while standing in the middle of the 12800 block of Pearce Lane around 7:19 p.m. Investigators determined a red 2002 Ford Focus traveling westbound hit him.
Hodge is not believed to have been in a crosswalk. The crash is still being investigated.
This is Austin’s 85th fatal traffic crash and the 93rd fatality of 2015. At this time in 2014, there were 54 fatality crashes and 61 fatalities.