Woman killed in crash on S. Capital of Texas Highway identified

Woman hit and killed on S. Capital of Texas Highway at Westbank Drive on Dec. 23, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)
Woman hit and killed on S. Capital of Texas Highway at Westbank Drive on Dec. 23, 2016. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A woman is dead after being hit by a car on the Capital of Texas Highway Friday evening.

Austin police said the crash happened around 10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Capital of Texas Highway at Westbank Drive. According to the Medical Examiner, the woman has been identified as 25-year-old Sarah Jane Villegas.

Officials said the victim was struck by multiple vehicles, possibly three and it is unclear where she was walking. The area is not known to host many pedestrians and it appears that a crosswalk was not used. It is not known if the drivers were going fast.

Northbound traffic was blocked for several hours Friday evening.