Man hit, killed while trying to cross I-35

Man hit and killed while trying to cross I-35 near Flores Street. (KXAN/Tom Rapp)
Man hit and killed while trying to cross I-35 near Flores Street. (KXAN/Tom Rapp)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after trying to cross Interstate 35 in downtown Austin.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of the interstate near Flores Street.

Police say a man in his 30’s was hit while trying to cross the lanes. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police say the driver of the car who hit the pedestrian, a woman in her 20’s, tried to slow down to stop but was hit from behind by another car. The second car swerved to try and avoid a crash, but then hit another car in the next lane.

Police say they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The driver of the car who hit the man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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