Austin police search for hit-and-run driver in Wells Branch Pkwy death

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

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police are searching for a driver who left the scene after hitting and killing a man who was walking in north Austin Monday night.

Richard Stacy Stader, 37, died at the scene at the corner of Wells Branch Parkway and the Interstate 35 frontage road. Preliminary investigations show Stader was crossing the road against the traffic signal around 9:40 p.m. when a 2010 blue Honda Accord traveling westbound hit him. Police later found the car, but not the driver.

Police ask anyone with information about the driver to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-8255. This marks Austin’s 43rd fatal traffic crash of 2017. 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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