Bicyclist in July hit-and-run dies from his injuries

FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Police lights (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A bicyclist who was injured in a July 10 hit-and-run in southeast Austin has died.

Elijah Ponthier, 26, was riding his bike southbound on Bluff Springs Road at Chateau Village Way at around 11:40 p.m. when he was hit from behind by an unknown, dark-colored vehicle. Austin police say the driver fled the scene.

Ponthier was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center where he remained until he died from his injuries Tuesday.

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the APD Vehicular Homicide Unit at 512-974-8255. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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