AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man died Monday morning after a vehicle hit and killed him in southeast Austin. Austin police suspect it was a hit and run, but say there are a lot of moving pieces.
Police initially got a call for a welfare check just before 6 a.m. and found a man lying in the roadway at E. Stassney Lane and Nuckols Crossing Road. That’s near the Sonic Drive-In east of I-35.
Someone stopped at a nearby gas station and called 911. Police say they are not sure if that person was the one who hit the man or if someone first hit him and drove off, and then this second driver hit him as he was lying in the roadway.
The man died on scene, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
Investigators photographed the car pulled into the nearby parking lot.
If confirmed, this would be the third fatal auto-pedestrian collision in Austin in a week. A 60-year-old woman was killed Oct. 10 in north Austin following a hit and run.